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Cable Subscriber Totals Q1 2014

Cable companies just had their best quarter since 2011

May 16th, 2014

Cable companies are losing cable subscribers who have decided to cut the cord, but it now appears they are losing these customers at a much slower rate. According to IHS, cable companies lost 132,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2014, which marks the least number of customers cable has shed since the first quarter of 2011. …

Comcast Broadband Caps

Comcast’s latest gift to subscribers: Broadband caps for everyone

May 15th, 2014

The confluence of two huge events in the world of tech — the Comcast-TWC merger and the potential death of net neutrality — might have even wider reaching effects than expected for consumers. Speaking with investors on Wednesday, Comcast Executive VP David Cohen announced that the company is expected to implement a “usage-based billing” system within the next five …

Cord Cutter Data Consumption

Another huge reason for cable companies to fear cord cutters

May 14th, 2014

Pay TV companies hate cord cutters. The logic behind that hatred seems fairly obvious: pay TV packages are huge revenue generators for these giant companies, and ditching them leads to lost revenue. But there’s another reason pay TV giants like Comcast and Time Warner Cable are afraid of the cord cutting movement. Cord cutters don’t just …

TWC vs. Google Fiber

TWC: Our network ‘works just as well’ as Google Fiber

April 30th, 2014

In an apparent attempt to enrage even more disgruntled subscriber, Time Warner Cable CTO Mike Lajoie reportedly compared his company’s service with Google Fiber. DSL Reports writes that Google Fiber was a major topic of conversation at The Cable Show in Los Angeles this week, drawing the attention of the cable executives that had gathered …

Comcast-TWC Merger Netflix

Netflix officially comes out against the Comcast-TWC merger

April 21st, 2014

In addition to news on possible price increases, Netflix on Monday also officially took a stance against the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. In its letter to shareholders released Monday, Netflix said that a combined Comcast and TWC would “possess even more anticompetitive leverage to charge arbitrary interconnection tolls for access …

Time Warner Cable Hotspot 2.0

Time Warner Cable launches Hotspot 2.0: Log in once, then never again

April 17th, 2014

It looks like Time Warner Cable just simplified the Wi-Fi hotspot once and for all. Gigaom reports that Time Warner enabled Hotspot 2.0 capabilities across its public Wi-Fi network this week, allowing customers to log in a single time and then remain connected any time their devices pick up a signal in the future. The upgraded …

Comcast TWC Merger Data Caps

Get ready for even more data caps after the Comcast-TWC merger

April 15th, 2014

As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to be wary of the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, GigaOM gives us a new one: Data caps. GigaOM points out that Time Warner Cable and Cablevision are the only two major cable companies in the United States that haven’t yet imposed data caps on …