It is no secret that cable operators in the United States and elsewhere are rapidly deploying millions of private and public Wi-Fi hotspots. Though cable MSO executives often contend the primary reason for their interest in Wi-Fi is to keep their customers satisfied, many industry observers suggest there is an even bigger plan that could impact traditional cellular operators and potentially alter the overall wireless industry landscape. FierceWirelessTech has talked to a number of experts to nail down the top five motivators for cable companies to become Wi-Fi providers.
Operating under the obvious placeholder "SpinCo" since February, the joint venture set to be launched by Comcast and Charter Communications finally has an official name, GreatLand Connections.
CenturyLink has accused Comcast of using its influence with local government officials to prevent the company from entering markets where the No. 1 cable operator is entrenched.
As Time Warner Cable looked to explain why nearly 12 million of its broadband customers went without service Wednesday morning, DirecTV quietly dealt with an outage of its own, albeit one that only affected local broadcast channels.
Cox Communications and Verizon topped the performance rankings of J.D. Power's just-released 2014 study of voice and data business services.
Saving its harshest critique, after months of sturm und drang, for its final, "official" rebuke of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, Netflix called on the FCC to reject the deal.
Time Warner Cable is having a tough week. While it was conducting "routine maintenance," a problem caused an outage for 12 million of its broadband service customers. Interestingly, this outage came as the service provider is being required by the FCC to pay a $1 million fine to resolve an FCC investigation that found the operator failed to report multiple network service outages in 2013.
A problem created by what the operator termed as "routine maintenance" resulted in a service interruption for Time Warner Cable's 12 million broadband subscribers nationwide this morning.
The FCC's public comment period for Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable ended Monday, Aug. 25 with nearly 64,000 individual pieces of input received by the commission, and 65 groups urging the regulators to reject the deal out of hand or impose significant conditions and restrictions.
Google Fiber may have grand ambitions for its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) initiative, but a growing number of critics are concerned that its "fiberhood" selective build-to-demand approach may leave a number of consumers in the broadband lurch.