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Comcast's Smit, TWC's Britt saddle up on Verizon Wireless deal

December 5, 2011 2:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

While the shockwaves from Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks' decision to sell their wireless spectrum - through their joint venture of SpectrumCo – continue to settle, company execs hit their respective blogs to provide additional insights.


Deal with Verizon Wireless could have many implications

December 2, 2011 1:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The $3.6 billion sale of AWS spectrum by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to Verizon is mind-boggling on many levels, so here are a few additional thoughts.


Expo leftovers

November 21, 2011 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Musings, observations and some notes that didn't make it into last week's coverage of the SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta.


Cox dips its toe in IP waters with live streaming to iPad

November 16, 2011 10:01 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

In a Cable-Tec Expo that has largely lacked breaking news, Cox provided the two biggest nuggets to date: It’s launching a live streaming service, called Cox TV Connect, during the holiday season, and separately, it has pulled the plug on its wireless phone service.


What to do in Hotlanta

November 14, 2011 11:37 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

If you've got a minute to spare during your time in Atlanta for Cable-Tec Expo 2011 and don't know where to venture, try one of these places recommended by industry folk.


Google angling to enter MVPD biz

November 4, 2011 2:55 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The company has long talked about being in the TV business. The issue was whether it would voluntarily restrict itself to over-the-top (OTT) content or attempt to compete with multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs).


Cablevision putting finishing touches on fiber ring

October 28, 2011 1:15 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cablevision chief operating officer Tom Rutledge said the company is on track to complete a fiber ring in the former Bresnan Communications systems by year’s end.


Time Warner Cable sheds light on cloud-based guide

October 27, 2011 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

During its third-quarter conference call this morning, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt said the company has deployed a cloud-based user guide in parts of Syracuse, Dallas and Los Angeles.


A shave and a service cut – two bits

October 26, 2011 12:12 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

People still fear that cord-cutting may yet develop into a phenomenon, but the evidence is that it isn’t happening much.


Customer service debacle

October 17, 2011 2:53 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

There's a large MVPD out there with a customer service problem. The question is whether the problem is with one guy or with the entire customer care organization. 


Frozen tundra of Lambeau Fields fitted with HDTVs

October 5, 2011 11:59 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable Business Class is hooking up nearly 1,000 TVs with HD service at historic Lambeau Fields, which will give Green Bay Packers fans even more to cheer about.


I met her in a club down in old SoHo

September 28, 2011 10:22 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

TelVue introduced a new version of its line of broadcast servers.


Internet is essential

September 20, 2011 10:49 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The cable industry has always positioned its broadband as a premium product.


Comcast assembles policy 'Dream Team' in D.C.

September 13, 2011 9:32 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast is covered on the policy front with its Washington, D.C.-based team.


CEA forms working group for IPv6 transition

September 1, 2011 10:42 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

In order to better serve consumers, there needs to be at least some level of collaboration between cable and the CEA.



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