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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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It's no usage in cable

July 1, 2010 8:45 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Tekelec encourages Camiant's mobile aspirations, however.

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Smoke monsters

June 16, 2010 10:49 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

AT&T is joining many other broadband service providers threatening to cut back on capital spending if the FCC moves forward with its plan to reassert its authority over broadband.

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More on Cablevision’s purchase of Bresnan

June 15, 2010 9:17 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

To add a few more details to yesterday’s story, Comcast’s 30 percent stake was part of the $1.365 billion deal between Providence Equity Partners Inc. and Cablevision, which will lead to Bresnan being an unrestricted subsidiary of Cablevision once the deal passes regulatory muster near the end of this year or early next year.

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Time Warner stands up to bullies

June 14, 2010 9:39 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Time Warner Cable is continuing to hold its ground in its standoff with the U.S. Copyright Group.

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Time Warner Cable groups digital channels by genres

June 8, 2010 9:31 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Tired of surfing back and forth across the wide universe of channels on your digital tiers? Time Warner Cable is making it easier for its subscribers to find the content and shows they want by grouping channels together into similar genres, such as sports.

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