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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.

Google, Motorola prompt an analysis frenzy

August 31, 2011 1:11 pm | by Craig Kuhl | Comments

With the flurry of analyses and frenzied sound bites behind us, the $12.5 billion Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility now enters the deeper-dive scrutiny stage. Upsides, challenges and ramifications of the "Deal of the Year" are surfacing as a gaggle of analysts and industry observers pore over the fine print for clues about who gets what and why.

Comcast gears up for field trial of HD DTAs

August 23, 2011 9:08 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast targets HD DTA field trials, deployments later this year.

Troy Cable buys Knology system in Ala.

August 9, 2011 10:17 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

It’s official: Troy Cable has bought a system that serves the Alabama communities of Ozark and Troy from Knology.

Demographics Shifting to Online Video Content

July 28, 2011 2:07 pm | by Craig Kuhl | Comments

The coveted 18-34 year-old demographic is de-coupling from the traditional TV set experience, preferring instead to catch their favorite entertainment content on their PCs and mobiles.

Third time's a charm for cable subs in Ozark, Ala.?

July 27, 2011 10:36 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

TV viewers in Ozark, Ala., are experiencing cable operator churn.

Report: IPTV getting personalized across portable devices

July 22, 2011 9:53 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

IPTV service providers may be small in numbers, but they are starting to gain ground on cable and satellite providers.


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