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Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

Expo draws a bead on engineering

October 19, 2010 10:14 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The whole evolution of the SCTE is really about going back to its technology roots.


Time Warner Cable hits refresh button on branding

October 7, 2010 10:15 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable is kicking off a major rebranding effort to tie in its services with its subscribers.


More on CoBridge purchase of Charter systems

October 5, 2010 11:45 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The cable industry could be headed for more sales or swaps of systems.


9 seconds to Authentication Everywhere

October 1, 2010 11:38 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Could this be the key to everything?


Comcast touts convergence with SmartZone Calendar

September 29, 2010 9:42 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast is offering its customers another avenue to set DVR recordings online.


Update: Videotron bonding 4 channels on upstream with 64 QAM

September 23, 2010 10:39 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cable's in no rush on upstream channel bonding.


Comcast's Xfinity brand rolls into Twin Cities; 105 tier next?

September 20, 2010 9:27 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast dropped yet another hint that it will soon offer a residential D3 tier with a download speed over 100 Mbps.


TWC: No timetable for ESPN3 launch

September 16, 2010 10:51 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

One of the more intriguing provisions of the recent carriage agreement between Walt Disney and Time Warner Cable, as well as Bright House Networks, was the inclusion of Disney's ESPN3.


Report: STB sales soften; pockets of opportunity exist

August 24, 2010 10:43 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The softened economy has caught up with the set-top box sector.


Giant killer bugs from D.C.

August 12, 2010 11:05 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The Verizon/Google proposal is the kind of nonsense cable should root for.


Charter sends up trial balloon on TV Everywhere

August 3, 2010 12:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Charter is testing the TV Everywhere waters with last week's trial launch.


D3 update: Suddenlink's 50 Mbps tier hits Kingwood, Tex.

July 27, 2010 10:43 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Suddenlink's aggressive DOCSIS 3.0 rollout continues with the recent launch of its Max 50.0 service in Kingwood, Texas.


Report: Customers will pony up $ for TV Everywhere

July 15, 2010 9:16 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

While cable operator subscribers are currently enjoying free TV Everywhere-type services, a new report says the salad days of "free" will eventually come to an end as MSOs start charging for online video consumption.


ATT's side of carriage dispute with Rainbow Media

July 13, 2010 8:54 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

In yesterday's news, I wrote about AT&T threatening to pull shows such as AMC's "Mad Men" over its carriage dispute with Rainbow Media.


Update on Shaw's FTTH trials

July 2, 2010 10:09 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Shaw Communications is refining its RFoG and FTTH strategies through four trials that are currently underway



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