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Comcast Business Takes Ethernet To School

Comcast Business announced that Springfield Public Schools in Union County (NJ), has selected the unit’s Ethernet service to support a tech learning environment for more than 2,400 students across the district’s five schools.

Smit: TWC Will Go All-Digital

Noting at an industry conference that Comcast has tackled big integrations before, Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit said the cable giant has already assembled a small integration team for its pending merger with Time Warner Cable, adding that the initi

Verizon Pitches LTE/FiOS Service Bundle Discounts

Looking to instill loyalty among existing subs while trying to lure new customers to its wireless and wireline service mix, Verizon Communications launched a “Double Up” promo that doles out monthly $20 discounts to subs who take both FiOS and Ver

AT&T’s ‘GigaPower’ Coming To Dallas

AT&T likes the results it’s getting with its initial fiber-to-the-premises “U-verse with GigaPower” deployment in Austin so much that it is preparing to unleash the 1-Gig-capable platform in Dallas later in 2014.

Charter Starts All-Digital Shift In SoCal

Charter Communications has kicked off its all-digital shift in Southern California, teeing up an upgrade that will clear the way for a total of 200 HD channels, faster broadband speeds, and a video on demand library stocked with about 10,000 “opti

Station Stocks Slide As FCC Moves Shake Up Retrans

Stocks at some of the top station groups were clobbered after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed eliminating coordinated retransmission consent negotiations, a move that could lessen the grip some station groups have o

H Block Nears $1.5 Billion

With 96 rounds completed, the Federal Communications Commission's H block auction is just under the $1.5 billion mark. As of Feb 19, the auction has reached $1,499,978,000 in bids for 176 spectrum licenses.

NBA, MLB, Others Partner with Time on Digital Sports Network

Time is launching a new digital sports network with help from three of the "big four" professional sports leagues.

Arris: ‘Holding Our Breath’ On Comcast/TWC Deal

Based on analyst predictions that telecommunications equipment manufacturing company Arris is the supplier with the most to gain in the wake of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, one might think that the vendor is jumping for joy.

Cable’s Community Wi-Fi Challenge

[Commentary] As cable operators such as Comcast push ahead with policies that turn home gateways into quasi-public hotspots, it’s becoming clear that a big challenge ahead will be centered on educating consumers and allaying their fears, and less