Advertisement
News
Subscribe to CED Magazine News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Broadband Direct

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

Cox’s Gigabit tier marching into Virginia

October 29, 2014 12:27 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cox Communications is taking its Gigabit talents to Virginia where the superfast service will be available via a greenfield fiber build to homes in the Viridian Reserve at Hickory in Chesapeake. The 1-Gig service, which Cox calls “G1GABLAST,” will be available near the end of next year to 165 homes in the new housing development.

TOPICS:

Facebook's advertising revenue soars in 3Q

October 29, 2014 12:23 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Facebook grew its advertising revenue by 64 percent in the third quarter, helped by a boost in mobile ads that are becoming an increasingly large chunk of the social networking giant's overall advertising business. The steady increase indicates that Facebook has succeeded in steering advertisers to its mobile platform at a time when most of its users are using Facebook on phones and tablets. 

TOPICS:

Wheeler proposes allowing OTT companies to compete directly with cable

October 28, 2014 6:37 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The FCC Chairman proposed that over the top video distributors be given the same rights to retransmit broadcast stations and to distribute linear channels as any telco, cable company, or satellite broadcaster. Wheeler said it's time to modernize our interpretation of "MVPD" so that it is technology-neutral.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

TWC makes VoIP service portable -- call from anywhere

October 28, 2014 1:54 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

People who subscribe to Time Warner Cable (TWC) VoIP can now use their phone service anywhere in the world they have access to a Wi-Fi signal. TWC has launched an app, called Phone 2 Go, that lets its Home Phone customers take their service on-the-go at no additional cost.

TOPICS:

FilmOn follows Aereo asking to be an MVPD

October 28, 2014 1:16 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

FilmOn has notified the FCC it intends to begin retransmitting local broadcast channels to authenticated subscribers. The company said it has established headends to receive, record and stream local broadcast station video programming to consumers in dozens of designated market areas.

TOPICS:

Suddenlink names Shelton VP, fiscal operations for N.C. Region

October 28, 2014 12:32 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Suddenlink Communications has hired Mike Shelton as vice president of fiscal operations for the cable operator’s North Carolina Region. In his new job, Shelton will be responsible for all aspects of regional fiscal operations including financial planning and analysis, warehouse and inventory control functions, as well as credit and collections efforts.

TOPICS:

BHN lines up speed increases, new 300 Mbps tier

October 28, 2014 12:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Starting in December, Bright House Networks will upgrade subscribers’ broadband speeds across some of its most popular tiers, as well as launch a residential 300 Mbps offering in Florida early next year. The speed upgrades are slated for the following tiers, Bright House Networks Standard Internet will move from 10 Mbps to 15 Mbps; Lightning 30 to 35 Mbps; Lightning 60 will move to 75 Mbps and Lightning 90 will increase to 150 Mbps. 

TOPICS:

SCTE Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts power exec roundtable

October 28, 2014 12:12 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The SCTE Rocky Mountain Chapter is hosting an executive roundtable next week that will tackle various top-of-mind topics including current events, network capacity, competition and customer experence. The “Executive Roundtable: 2015 and Beyond" event is slated for 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 at The Cable Center in Denver.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Former Liberty Global exec steps in as CenturyLink’s new CTO

October 28, 2014 12:06 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

CenturyLink announced this morning that former Liberty Global executive Aamir Hussain has joined the company as its new chief technology officer. Hussain, who reports to CenturyLink CEO and president Glen Post, previously worked in the Netherlands as Liberty Global's managing director and chief technology officer for Europe.

TOPICS:

Softbank ready to splash $10B on India investments

October 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Japanese telecommunications company Softbank Corp. said Tuesday it bought stakes in two Indian technology companies and could splash $10 billion on investments in the country over the next decade. Softbank is investing $627 million and becoming the biggest shareholder in Snapdeal, and is also investing $210 million in Ola Cabs.

TOPICS:

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success

October 28, 2014 11:54 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system. While Apple has partnered with major banks and large retail chains including Macy's Inc., Walgreen Co. and McDonald's Corp., critics have noted that it's not accepted by a number of other large chains.

TOPICS:

Deluxe to master films in China Giant Screen format

October 27, 2014 1:48 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Deluxe has entered an agreement with China Film Co. to provide mastering services for motion pictures released in the China Giant Screen (CGS) format. Deluxe and China Film also said they will develop a 115,000-cubic-foot mastering facility and screening room in Los Angeles.

TOPICS:

Frontier bobbles takeover of AT&T's Connecticut operations

October 27, 2014 1:28 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Frontier Communications wrapped its $2 billion acquisition of AT&T wireline business, statewide fiber network, U-verse operations, and Dish Network customers in Connecticut, marking the occasion with service interruptions in both broadband and TV. The deal was announced at the end of 2013.

TOPICS:

Amazon Fire TV Stick takes on Chromecast, Roku

October 27, 2014 12:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Amazon has jumped into the TV stick arena to compete against similar devices from the likes of Google’s Chromecast and Roku. This morning Amazon announced its Fire TV Stick, which is available to existing and new Amazon Prime customers for $19 over the next two days, or $39 as a standalone. Amazon is currently taking preorders for the Fire Stick with shipping slated for Nov. 19.

TOPICS:

Shentel serves up free Wi-Fi in W.Va.

October 27, 2014 12:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) is helping support the 2014 Create West Virginia Conference by offering free Wi-Fi in Glenville, W.Va. Shentel’s free Wi-Fi offer started on Oct. 15 and is slated to run through the rest of the month.

TOPICS:

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading