Describing himself as "highly skeptical" of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for new rules governing pay-TV set-tops, Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus said 20 percent of his company's customers are already using multiscreen apps to watch programming on myriad third-party devices in the home.
Is Time Warner Cable trying to save CPE and truck roll costs by converting its full, traditionally robust video programming packages into an IP-only service, or is it going after the broadband-only crowd with streaming skinny bundles?
Windstream and Time Warner Cable are among 12 companies that have expressed interest in building a fiber network throughout the city of Lexington, Ky., as a means to increase Internet speeds and expand overall broadband access.
Following complaints to the FCC by HBO that its mergers with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks would hurt over-the-top competition, Charter Communications used its company blog to declare itself "the most friendly operator to online video distributors."
Executives for Time Warner Inc. and its HBO programming division met with officials for the FCC's Media and Wireline Competition Bureaus earlier this week, warning them that Charter's purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks could threaten the deployment of over-the-top services.
Charter Communications will have to wait a bit longer to complete its acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks as the FCC has paused its "shot clock" on a six-month review of these deals.
Charter Communications will introduce a new low-cost broadband service for lower-income families, fulfilling its promise to regulators to get approval of its pending acquisitions of Time Warner Cable.
Verizon's Internet speeds in New York are facing further scrutiny from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who asked users on Sunday to test the speeds of their Internet connections and post the results online.
While his MSO plans to conduct field tests of DOCSIS 3.1 in 2016, Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus isn't ready just yet to give up on DOCSIS 3.0.
Windstream continues to move forward with its IPTV rollout initiative, but the telco's chief financial officer maintains it will focus on the larger markets it provides service to today where it sees strong cable competition.