Woody spent nearly a half century in the CATV industry, holding sales, management and consulting positions with Jerrold Electronics (through its transition to General Instrument), Catel, Antec (now Arris), Sprint North Supply, and Monroe Electronics.
The smartwatch is Apple's first new product category in five years and comes in 54 configurations — more than any other Apple gadget. So starting Friday, Apple stores will have staff trained to help you choose. You'll then have to place your order for shipping later. Even after the watch starts shipping on April 24, there's no walking in and walking out with a watch.
“Wi-Fi Calling is like a major expansion of our network, allowing Sprint customers to get coverage anywhere they have Wi-Fi connectivity,” David Owens, Sprint’s SVP of product development, said in a statement.
Time Warner Cable will continue to roll out TWC Maxx this summer in Charlotte, NC. The planned upgrade has been announced alongside the forthcoming deployment of Google Fiber and AT&T’s GigaPower in the city.
John Malone and John Risley have invested in UXP Systems, a company that has developed a platform that bridges disparate back office systems to provide a single view not only of customer accounts, but every user behind each account.
Comcast has partnered with Kwikset for the release of the Kwikset SmartCode 914 smart lock. The doorlock was made available to Xfinity subscribers yesterday. The deadbolt lock can be purchased online for $219.99.
Wave Broadband said it has acquired ReallyFast, an ISP in Seattle that specializes in services for multi-unit housing and business customers. Separately, a Wave subsidiary that provides residential gigabit connectivity has expanded with its first clients in Everett, WA.
The DASH Industry Forum published the third version of its Interoperability Implementation Guidelines, which include interoperability points for live, on-demand and time-shifted video streaming using AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265 codecs.
ContentWise has upgraded its discovery and recommendation system to deliver context-based predictions for on-demand content. A new feature is real-time content activation, which enables the system to recommend content minutes after linear broadcast.
Consumer advocate groups are asking the FCC to require phone companies to block automated calls. However, phone companies are resistant to the possibility of strict rules due to . . .
Suddenlink plans to invest nearly $250 million over the course of three years to increase internet speeds for its consumers in Texas, and another $40 million investment this year to increase internet speeds in West Virginia, part of a rollout of upgrades announced last year.
Armed with a new study showing a direct correlation between rising programming costs and diminished infrastructure investment, the organization has petitioned the FCC to rein in skyrocketing content costs, which would free capital for service improvements.
Comcast is investing $2 million in Northern California and $10 million in Denver to provide 10 Gbps Ethernet service. Comcast’s portfolio of Ethernet options will be offered in the new Denver and Northern California networks as will “a cloud based voice and unified communications solution.”
Technologies that can help cable operators avoid costs, deploy new revenue-generating services and increase the quality and reliability of services throughout the evolving cable network will dominate the workshops agenda announced by the SCTE for Cable-Tec Expo this fall in New Orleans.
The FCC has denied a petition from the NAB and Public Knowledge to not consider what constitutes “effective competition” in the MVPD market.