The proposed $45.2 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable can add to the list of powerful forces opposing it a group that includes Microsoft, Google, Facebook, T-Mobile and Dish Network.
Calling the relationship between cable providers and their customers a "soup of misery," a management consulting firm says subscriber dissatisfaction with cable service has reached an all-time high, with 53 percent of surveyed consumers saying they'd ditch their service if they had more choices.
Cox Business has joined the growing group of service providers that have received the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certification, a designation that further advances the MSO's position in the Ethernet services market.
Time Warner Cable is simply demanding too much licensing money for its new SportsNet LA regional sports channel, and a lynchpin deal with DirecTV likely won't occur during the initial focal point of the new outlet, the 2014 Dodgers baseball season.
With much of the attention on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger centered on how it will affect the consumer video and broadband segments, it's easy to overlook its influence on the business services market.
Time Warner Cable already has nearly 35,000 Wi-Fi hotspots and is part of the Cable WiFi Alliance but the company just expanded its reach even further by inking an alliance with Boingo Wireless.
While his company is well aware that a newly combined Comcast-Time Warner Cable could have a competitive impact on its markets, Jeff Gardner, CEO of hybrid telco/CLEC Windstream says he's not concerned that the large conglomerate will significantly affect Windstream's primary large multi-site commercial sector.
Charter Communications may have failed to "bag the elephant" when its coveted acquisition target, Time Warner Cable, agreed to Comcast's $45.2 billion merger proposal, but it's doing just fine as a stand-alone company.
Time Warner Cable will launch its 17 th local news channel, Time Warner Cable News San Antonio, on June 2.
Windstream is aware that the pending Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger could potentially have implications in the competitive business market, but in the near-term the hybrid telco/CLEC says it will have the upper hand in the multi-site enterprise market where cable has little experience in serving.