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Comcast’s 2-gigabit service will cost you

July 13, 2015 11:19 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The symmetrical service is rolling out across parts of California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee.


Briefs: Comcast, EMC, MTN, iHeartMedia, AOL

July 13, 2015 10:11 am | by CED Staff | Comments

Starting today, Comcast X1 customers in Washington will be able to access their TV lineup on any connected screen in their home.


Comcast’s Stream is an OTT video service for Comcast broadband subs

July 13, 2015 9:50 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Comcast is getting into over-the-top (OTT) video distribution with the beta launch of Stream, its new Web TV offering.             


Recap: Top 5 Stories from July 6 - 10

July 10, 2015 1:23 pm | by CED Staff | Comments

This week Charter announced it's raising a chunk of cash for its massive purchase of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Meanwhile, AT&T has agreed to offer super cheap DSL service as part of conditions applied by the FCC to its DirecTV acquisition. 


Charter raising $15.5B for Time Warner, Bright House buy

July 10, 2015 11:46 am | by Andrew Berg, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Charter said it intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to partially finance the company's previously announced offer to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks for a combined...


Briefs: JetBlue, Charter Communications, Edwards

July 9, 2015 11:59 am | by CED Staff | Comments

JetBlue today announced a new partnership with MLBAM, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, that will give JetBlue customers free in-flight...


AOL/Verizon mulling $300M purchase of Millennial Media

July 9, 2015 11:28 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

TechCrunch, which is owned by AOL, reported the story, citing a source which claimed that it would be weeks before a deal was announced, should it occur at all.


AT&T U-verse TV adds iHeartRadio music streaming service

July 8, 2015 3:56 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

AT&T and iHeartMedia today announced that iHeartRadio will be integrated as part of U-verse TV.


NAB urges FCC to keep TV out of duplex gap

July 8, 2015 11:41 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In a letter to the FCC, the group says relocating broadcasters to the duplex gap would prevent...                                  

FBI, Justice Dept. taking encryption concerns to Congress

July 8, 2015 11:35 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Comments

Federal law enforcement officials pressed their concerns about data encryption before Congress Wednesday, telling senators that the right to privacy is not absolute and must be weighed against public-safety interests.


AT&T to offer dirt cheap DSL as condition of DirecTV merger approval

July 8, 2015 10:48 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In areas where AT&T has already deployed broadband service with speeds exceeding 3 Mbps, the company will...


Sarah Palin's subscription web channel going offline

July 8, 2015 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A spokesman for the public relations firm representing TAPP said the company doesn't disclose subscription numbers and wishes Palin well.

Briefs: Ericsson, Comcast, GTT Communications, Frontier

July 8, 2015 9:20 am | by CED Staff | Comments

Ericsson is using its Networked Event platform to enable tennis fans around the world to follow the Collector Swedish Open.


AT&T’s promise of 11.7M new fiber connections inflated, says analyst

July 7, 2015 4:03 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“To be sure, the AT&T fiber numbers aren’t as big as first meets the eye. But they are a real increase in competitive intensity,” Moffett wrote.


ACA: FCC not applying RSN conditions in AT&T-DirecTV deal

July 7, 2015 12:14 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“The FCC’s action would fly in the face of overwhelming evidence that AT&T and DirecTV have overcharged for their RSNs..."



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