Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and other major MSOs gained about 800,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in the first quarter, which represented 82 percent of the broadband subscriber growth they reported this time last year, Leichtman Research Group said Tuesday.
For more than a decade, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and other major MSOs have focused the bulk of their marketing efforts on selling triple-plays of subscription video, Internet and phone service to subscribers for about $90 monthly. But with demand for high-speed service outpacing sales of the industry's core pay TV product--and data generating higher profit margins than video because of rising programming costs--more cable MSOs are beginning to tout broadband only options.
In today's spotlight, FierceIPTV talks to Ericsson CTO Vish Nandlall about how the technology vendor will market the Mediaroom set-top software platform that it has agreed to acquire from Microsoft.
Cablevision recruited an industry outsider to run its customer service operations, naming former FreshDirect executive Frank Mansour EVP of customer service.
As chief technology officer of Liberty Global, Balan Nair is tasked with developing and introducing advanced technology that positions his company above other service providers in a competitive market. It's a daunting task but it's a challenge he welcomes, as he explains during a talk with Fierce editor Jim Barthold.
One year after announcing that it would offer authenticated subscribers access to a live streaming version of Cartoon Network, Turner Broadcasting said Wednesday that it will soon stream TNT and TBS.
Google Fiber General Manager Kevin Lo is among the list of "rising stars in telecom" that FierceTelecom profiled in its issue today.
Cablevision has dropped the idea of using its extensive Wi-Fi network to develop a mobile phone product that would rely on Wi-Fi and cellular networks, CFO Gregg Seibert said Wednesday.
Twitter COO Ali Rowghani has been added to the lineup for the opening general session at The Cable Show convention next month in Washington, D.C., the National Cable & Telecommunications Association said Tuesday.
Verizon Communications revealed that the company's FiOS TV and Internet service has achieved 50 percent penetration in Dallas, the company's first market. Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today, Verizon EVP and CFO Fran Shammo said the company hit 50 percent penetration in Dallas and he expects the penetration rate to grow in other markets as well.