Comparing high-speed data turnkey providers, part II
Below is part II of CED's October, 1998 comparison of high-speed data turnkey providers, which accompanied our article: Turnkey solutions: Bringing smaller ops online. Subscriber/customer totals represent cable subs or homes passed by a cable system.
4100 E. Mississippi Ave., Ste. 1150, Denver, CO 80222
Tel: 303-256-2000; Fax: 303-256-2050
Web address: http://www.hsacorp.net
Key contact: Bill Krempasky, Sr., e-mail: email@example.com
Cable modems: Multitude of vendors offered.
Headend equipment: Series of vendors used to support launches.
Current deployments underway/completed: Marcus Cable-WI: Eau Claire, Rice Lake, Barron, Cumberland, Chetek, Cameron, Altoona, Chippewa Falls, Elk Mound, Lafayette-Homes passed: 47,706.
Genesis Cable-GA: Winder, Barrow County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Jackson County, Banks County, Oconee County, Walton County-Homes passed: 40,833.
Tri-Lakes Cable-CO: Monument, Gleneagle, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor-Homes passed: 7,500; Western Shore Cable-MD: St. Mary's County, King George County-Homes passed: 28,000; Mid-Coast Cable-TX: El Campo, Edna-Homes passed: 5,700.
Limestone Cable-KY: Maysville-Homes passed: 5,000; Capitol Cable-MO: Columbia, Boone County-Homes passed: 5,626; Charter Cable-GA: Newnan-Homes passed: 17,500.
Deployment agreements/projected deployment date: Not publicly announced yet.
500 Logue Ave. Mountain View, CA 94043
Tel: 888-843-1700; Fax: 650-237-1499
Web address: http://www.ispchannel.com
Key contact: Don Donnelly, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 650-237-1490; Fax: see above
Cable modems: One-way: 3Com; two-way: Com21
Headend equipment: Com21, 3Com, Cisco routers
Current deployments underway/completed: Advanced Cable Communications—Coral Springs, FL; Atchinson CABLECOM—Atchinson, KS; Cable Co-op—Palo Alto, CA; Cable TV of the Kennebunks—Kennebunk,ME; Cablevision of Lake Havasu—Lake Havasu, AZ; Cablevision of Lake Travis; Lake Travis, TX.
Coast Cablevision—San Jose, CA; Horizon Cable TV Inc.—Pt. Reyes, CA; Matrix Cablevision—Saratoga, CA; Orion Cablesystems—San Marcos, CA; Ponderosa Cable—Concord, CA; Sun Country Cable—Pleasanton, CA; Total homes passed: approx. 263,400.
Deployment agreements/projected deployment date: Buenavision Cable TV—Los Angeles, CA; Chatmoss Cablevision Inc.—Danville, VA; Galaxy Cablevision—Sikestown, MO; H&B Cable Services—Holyrood, KS; Northland—Bainbridge, WA; Pine Tree Cablevision—East Machias, ME; San Bruno Municipal Cable—San Bruno, CA.
1140 - 10th Street Gering, NE 69341
Web address: http://www.intertech.net
Key contact: Bill Bauer, e-mail: email@example.com
Cable modems: Zenith, Bay Networks, 3Com
Headend equipment: Servers: InterTECH Web server on a Dell
Current deployments underway/completed: Cablevision Communications-Cloudcroft, NM, 500 subs; Siebring Cable-George, IA, 400 subs; Lakes Cable, Spirit Lake, IA, 4,000 subs; Springcom Cable-Springport, MI, 740 subs.
Deployment agreements/projected deployment date: N/A
Internet Ventures Inc.
211 Via Anita, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Tel: 310-378-5395; Fax: 310-378-0494
Cable modems: Hybrid Networks
Headend equipment: Cisco, Lucent (Livingston) PC Pentium, Adtrans, Hybrid Networks
Current deployments underway/deployments completed: Avenue Cable, 10,000 cable subs; Cox Humboldt, 33,000 cable subs; Cheney Cable, 5,000 cable subs; WantTV (ATI), 5,000 wireless subs.
Deployment agreements/projected deployment date: WantTV (American Telecasting Wireless Cable), Medford, OR; Oct. 98.
Online System Services (OSS) Inc.
1800 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80202
Tel: 303-296-9200; Fax: 303-296-1084
Cable modems: 3Com, Com21, Bay Networks, General Instrument, Hybrid Networks
Headend equipment: Cisco, Compaq, 3Com
Current deployments underway/completed: FiberTel, 2.7 million homes passed; InterMedia, 85,000 homes passed; QuadraVision, 205,000 homes passed; American Telecasting, 2 million homes passed; Starstream, 20,000 homes passed.
Deployment agreements/projected deployment date: N/A.
|HSA Inc.||InterTECH||ISP Channel||InternetVentures Inc.||Online Sys. Svcs. Inc.|
|Cable system served||5,000+ subs||50+ subs||2,500–50,000 subs||15,000+ homes||3,500–100,000 subs|
|Deploy telephone return?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Co-branded between provider/operator?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Revenue split||Negotiated split based on each party's capabilities. Typically 75/25||No split. Charge $10/sub/month.||50/50||Telco return dial portion: provider 100%; cable down: operator 100%; Tier 2: 50/50; Tier 3: on quote: 20% provider/80% operator.||OSS responsible for installation and equipment. Split access and Web advertising 50/50 in most cases.|
|How subs acquire modems||Through local resale arrangement with computer stores or HSA's local office.||Provided through local cable op.||Through op or provider. In the future, through retail.||Through local ISP affiliate (including install); modem included in monthly fee.||Ops sell and lease modems. Partnerships with local retail out-lets to promote access business.|
|Develop local content?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Turnkey billing system?||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Integration of billing into existing system?||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Allow ops to handle billing?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|