FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the commission will write a new set of network-neutrality rules aimed at preventing broadband providers such as Comcast and Verizon from throttling traffic from Netflix and other online video providers.
Broadband rivals that are marketing competing home automation services such as Comcast's Xfinity Home and AT&T's AT&T Digital Life appear to be embracing the concept of offering subscribers interoperable devices, according to an announcement from a new industry coalition called the AllSeen Alliance.
If the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal ultimately goes through, the market for broadband and cable service won't change much. But it will change in important ways. Comcast, for one, will soon be the gatekeeper to broadband customers and TV viewers in nearly every major market.
The cable operator-leased set-top box is one device where Netflix has yet to find much of a foothold.
If Comcast succeeds in closing its merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, one of its first challenges may be to secure carriage deals for SportsNet LA, the regional sports network TWC plans to launch this spring with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Regulators blocked the AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition and have signaled their distaste for a possible Sprint takeover of T-Mobile. Yet, it appears that Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable has a reasonable chance of being approved. Why is that?
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at how Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable could help the MSO's commercial division strike deals with mid-sized businesses.
Two consumer groups lashed out at the proposed Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable, insisting that that deal would give Comcast too much market power and result in higher monthly bills for consumers.
While Ruckus Wireless saw its fourth-quarter revenue jump 17.5 percent to $73 million, the Wi-Fi technology vendor, whose customers include Time Warner Cable, said most of its deployments in Q4 were overseas.
After Comcast executives told analysts Wednesday that its merger with Time Warner Cable could help it reduce programming expenses, TV station group owner E.W. Scripps announced that it wouldn't expect the deal to take a toll on the retransmission-consent revenue it collects from the cable MSOs until 2016 at the earliest.