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Cable scofflaws beware: SubscriberWise sees you

January 6, 2012 2:42 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

SubscriberWise has come up with an interesting way of tracking down people who are viewing cable services after previously being disconnected for non-payment.

Comcast's Smit, TWC's Britt saddle up on Verizon Wireless deal

December 5, 2011 2:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

While the shockwaves from Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks' decision to sell their wireless spectrum - through their joint venture of SpectrumCo – continue to settle, company execs hit their respective blogs to provide additional insights.

Deal with Verizon Wireless could have many implications

December 2, 2011 1:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

The $3.6 billion sale of AWS spectrum by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to Verizon is mind-boggling on many levels, so here are a few additional thoughts.

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Expo leftovers

November 21, 2011 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Musings, observations and some notes that didn't make it into last week's coverage of the SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta.

Cox dips its toe in IP waters with live streaming to iPad

November 16, 2011 10:01 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

In a Cable-Tec Expo that has largely lacked breaking news, Cox provided the two biggest nuggets to date: It’s launching a live streaming service, called Cox TV Connect, during the holiday season, and separately, it has pulled the plug on its wireless phone service.

Cablevision putting finishing touches on fiber ring

October 28, 2011 1:15 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Cablevision chief operating officer Tom Rutledge said the company is on track to complete a fiber ring in the former Bresnan Communications systems by year’s end.

Time Warner Cable sheds light on cloud-based guide

October 27, 2011 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

During its third-quarter conference call this morning, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt said the company has deployed a cloud-based user guide in parts of Syracuse, Dallas and Los Angeles.

Frozen tundra of Lambeau Fields fitted with HDTVs

October 5, 2011 11:59 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Time Warner Cable Business Class is hooking up nearly 1,000 TVs with HD service at historic Lambeau Fields, which will give Green Bay Packers fans even more to cheer about.

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Comcast assembles policy 'Dream Team' in D.C.

September 13, 2011 9:32 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Comcast is covered on the policy front with its Washington, D.C.-based team.

CEA forms working group for IPv6 transition

September 1, 2011 10:42 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

In order to better serve consumers, there needs to be at least some level of collaboration between cable and the CEA.

Comcast gears up for field trial of HD DTAs

August 23, 2011 9:08 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Comcast targets HD DTA field trials, deployments later this year.

Troy Cable buys Knology system in Ala.

August 9, 2011 10:17 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

It’s official: Troy Cable has bought a system that serves the Alabama communities of Ozark and Troy from Knology.

Third time's a charm for cable subs in Ozark, Ala.?

July 27, 2011 10:36 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

TV viewers in Ozark, Ala., are experiencing cable operator churn.

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Report: IPTV getting personalized across portable devices

July 22, 2011 9:53 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

IPTV service providers may be small in numbers, but they are starting to gain ground on cable and satellite providers.

DECE cues up UltraViolet B2B deployments in U.S.

July 13, 2011 10:32 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Consumers are one step closer to being able to take their video content anywhere on various devices they own now that the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem  (DECE) announced this morning that it has launched a licensing program for content, technology

Canoe Ventures preps for polling, trivia product launches

June 22, 2011 10:36 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Canoe Ventures will release polling and trivia applications later this year.

Cox Business: Thumbs up on World IPv6 Day

June 20, 2011 9:23 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

World IPv6 Day was largely a hit by almost any measure.

Comcast expands IPv6 dual-stack trial

June 6, 2011 10:32 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Comcast has extended the reach of its IPv6 dual-stack trial.

Cox debuts EBIF platform with Canoe Ventures

May 26, 2011 9:36 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

A little more information trickled in.

Optimum takes over as Bresnan fades to black

May 13, 2011 10:53 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Starting yesterday, Cablevision's Optimum branding replaced the Bresnan Communications name.

Quarter-over-quarter, Suddenlink adds basic video subs

May 6, 2011 8:57 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Suddenlink added basic video subscribers from Q4 to Q1.

Bright House comes to the aid of storm victims, employees

May 2, 2011 10:18 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Bright House Networks has ramped up relief efforts across the board.

D3 a hit for Bright House Networks

April 25, 2011 10:24 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Bright House has wrapped up the rollout of its DOCSIS 3.0 service.

So far, so good for Shaw's a la carte bundling

April 15, 2011 9:27 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Shaw boldly went where no other major North American MSO has gone.

ATT deal for T-Mobile could impact Sprint, Cox, Clearwire

March 21, 2011 9:34 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

It's going to take at least a year for the dust to settle on AT&T's $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile, but the deal could impact Sprint Nextel, Clearwire, and Cox Communications if it goes through.

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