Even as Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives put on a united front defending Comcast's $45.2 billion takeover of TWC, Charter Communications, a spurned suitor for the nation's second biggest MSO, is mulling a bidding war.
As expected, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee called on Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives to defend a proposed $45.2 billion merger, with at least one senator stating outright, "I am against this deal."
Comcast announced that it now has 1 million U.S. Wi-Fi hotspots. The news was released amid rumors that the cable MSO is thinking of launching a Wi-Fi-centric wireless service.
Small cable operator advocate American Cable Association (ACA) and rural broadcast association NTCA are concerned about the "potential competitive harms" that would accompany a Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, including "a final result [that] will likely be higher prices and fewer choices for consumers."
Comcast is contemplating launching its own wireless service that would largely rely on Wi-Fi, according to a report from The Information. That would be a sharp reversal for Comcast less than two years after it finalized a $3.9 billion deal to sell to Verizon Wireless wireless spectrum it controlled along with other cable companies.
It's a busy week for the folks at Comcast as they rev up their efforts to bring Time Warner Cable into the Xfinity family.
AT&T has put its own spin on the ever-popular package bundle with a $39 offering that includes HBO and its mobile app HBO Go, 18 Mbps Internet access (24 Mbps for an additional $10 a month) and U-verse basic TV.
Questions and concerns are bubbling to the surface as Comcast prepares to justify its proposed $45.2 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition to the Senate Judiciary Committee this Wednesday.
Comcast human resources executive Lindsey Johnson has been named SVP of operations at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.
Ongoing aggressive rollouts of fiber by a host of incumbent telcos, CLECs and cable operators throughout 2013 has helped to narrow the U.S. fiber gap by expanding facilities to 39.3 percent of commercial buildings with 20 or more employees, according to new research from Vertical Systems Group.