Wave Broadband has launched a 110 Mbps high-speed Internet service, and the Kirkland, Wash.-based company is also running a promotion for a $9.95 monthly 5 Mbps tier.
With Comcast expanding the rollout of new Wi-Fi gateways that contain a second antenna designed to power neighborhood hotspots, the MSO is generating more publicity in both local and national media outlets. Some of those reports include feedback from subscribers who say they aren't thrilled with the idea of a device in their home being used by their neighbors.
AT&T wants to buy advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) from Phoenix, Ariz.-based cable MSO Cable One that it could use to expand its LTE network, according to an FCC notice.
Comcast is capitalizing on the Winter Olympics as an event to not only drive more subscribers to its cloud-based x1 platform, but also to potentially lure other operators to license the platform for their own cable systems. Steve Donohue, editor of FierceCable, examines the possibilities in his latest special report.
In today's spotlight, check out FierceCable 's special report on the fourth-quarter earnings of pay TV distributors, programmers, tech vendors and online video providers.
I thought separate meetings I had last week with the top video executives at Comcast and Verizon would help answer questions about their strategy with new technology platforms like X1 and LTE multicast. But my interview with Verizon's Shawn Strickland left me with many more questions.
Comcast, which is pitching MSOs like Cox Communications the idea of licensing the X1 platform for their cable systems, sees an opportunity to use the Sochi games to demonstrate how X1 could benefit other distributors. Will its strategy draw in other operators or spur competition instead?
Comcast began marketing its new network-based DVR in Boston, which it said will allow subscribers to access programs on up to five TVs or mobile devices simultaneously.
NBCUniversal said Monday that it recruited a top AT&T technology executive to run a new technology center focused on driving innovations involving virtualization, mobile video and big data.
Dish Network began marketing two portable satellite TV receivers that it said are designed for tailgaters at sporting events and subscribers who like camping.