Multichannel News

AT&T U-verse Drops A Spot In Netflix Speed Rankings

Netflix posted its Internet service provider (ISP) Speed Index for July 2014, and there was not much shuffling among the top 16 US providers that the streaming giant measures.

Comcast Sets Appointment with Doctor On Demand

Doctor On Demand, a healthcare service that provides “video visits” with board-certified physicians, announced that it has landed a $21 million “A” round and signed on Comcast as a customer.

ACA Asks FCC to Prohibit Some Affiliation Switch, Multicast Moves

The American Cable Association wants the Federal Communications Commission to prevent television stations from swapping affiliations in a market so that one station owner programs two of the Top Four networks and to disallow a Top Four network-pro

AT&T Says ‘GigaPower’ Is a Go For Greensboro, Houston

AT&T said it will offer broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbps to parts of Greensboro (NC) and Houston (TX) through the deployment of its new fiber-based “GigaPower” network.

Charter Bumps Biz Broadband Speeds In St. Louis

Charter Communications has raised the downstream speeds supported by its business-class broadband service for small- and mid-sized businesses in St. Louis, with its high-end tier now maxing out at 200 Mbps.

Is Faster Always Better?

Perhaps there’s too much of a focus on raw speeds and the focus on megabits and gigabits. An initiative underway at CableLabs is lavishing some attention on milliseconds.

Analyst: No Sprint/T-Mobile Deal Helps Comcast/TWC, FCC

Bernstein Research says that if T-Mobile and Sprint drop their merger plans, as expected, it will benefit other potential merger partners Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV, as well as the Federal Communications Commission, the regulat

Black Caucus Wants Diversity Boilerplate in FCC-Vetted Mergers

Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA) and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Federal Communications Commission to use its upcoming merger reviews to promote more diversity in the media business through a laundry list of enforceable

Frontier Tries Out Prepaid Broadband

Following Comcast into the world of prepaid broadband, Frontier Communications has introduced Pay-As-You-Go Internet, a service that allows customers to buy access in increments of one day, seven days or 30 days.

Comcast Speed Upgrades Hit Houston, California

Comcast has begun to roll out speed upgrades in Houston and parts of California, according to customers. Comcast is jacking up speeds without a price increase.