For the past few years, the debate has been raging about whether the cable industry will be able to survive the large number of cord cutters who are severing their cable connections in favor of over-the-top (OTT) video services. More
You can’t mention the words “crumbling infrastructure” today without bringing up the need for greater rural broadband access. The fact is that there are many areas of the U.S. where connectivity is still lagging far behind.
So over the last few years, U.S. lawmakers and governing agencies have been actively looking for ways to spread connectivity deeper into some of the most under-served areas of the country. The belief is that by doing so, it will spur business and create a level playing field for digital innovation. More
Have you and your colleagues been considering raising broadband prices at some point in the future? If so, you’re not alone.
Just recently, Fierce Cable ran a story arguing that broadband prices could be in for a sharp spike over the next several years. In fact, according to industry analyst Jonathan Chaplin, prices could eventually double. More
It’s that time of the year: Performance reports are starting to trickle in from the cable and telephone industries.
Here is some good news for cable operators: The cable industry stands to collect significant gains in wireline broadband market share from 1Q17. More
When Republicans took over the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) a few months ago, there was little doubt that policy change would soon follow.
Now, the wheels are already in motion to roll back net neutrality rules that were imposed on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) during the Obama era. More
U.S. lawmakers are reportedly considering a new proposal that, if passed, could prove to be significantly valuable to the domestic broadband industry.
The policy, which is still in the early drafting stage, is called “dig once.” According to Ars Technica, it would involve installing fiber conduits almost every time roads and sidewalks are either newly constructed or upgraded. These empty pipes could be installed with or without fiber, and then easily modified once construction is complete. More
Cable television has co-existed with over-the-top (OTT) services for over a decade now, and we still haven’t seen the cord cutting “apocalypse” that experts have been predicting. In fact, many consumers today seem content having both types of services side by side. OTT content and cable television complement each other nicely.
Now, though, some OTT providers like Google/ Alphabet (YouTube) and Hulu are embracing new strategies that will put them on a direct collision course with cable TV operators. More