Time Warner
Time Warner Cable Inc., which is planning to combine with Comcast Corp., said Internet service is largely restored after frustrated subscribers across the U.S. reported outages this morning. An issue with its Internet backbone disrupted broadband and on demand services at 4:30 a.m. New York time during “routine network maintenance,” the New York-based company. As... Continue Reading →
Comcast and Time Warner
CBS and Viacom’s majority shareholder, Sumner Redstone, coined the phrase “content is king.” And the 90-year-old mogul has put his money where his mouth is by outrageously overpaying his content-producing kings Les Moonves , CEO of CBS, and Philippe Dauman, CEO of Viacom. Moonves and Dauman’s compensation in 2012 (2013 figures haven’t been released as of the... Continue Reading →
Netflix and Comcast
Comcast, the country’s largest cable and broadband provider, and Netflix, the giant television and movie streaming service, announced an agreement Sunday in which Netflix will pay Comcast for faster and more reliable access to Comcast’s subscribers. The deal is a milestone in the history of the Internet, where content providers like Netflix generally have not... Continue Reading →
House of Cards
Between the surprising affordability of 4K TVs and Netflix and Amazon’s commitment to delivering 4K content, the future is clearly ultra high-def. That’s great. But it’s also going to wreak havoc with your broadband data caps. Welcome to the age of the home internet overage fee. Based on our tiny survey asking how often people... Continue Reading →
Comcast and Time Warner
In 2009, Blair Levin was hired by the FCC to help the agency craft a national broadband plan. Way back then, it was clear that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski intended to reclaim a significant amount of television spectrum and repurpose it for broadband. A telling Craig Moffet quote (usually cited as a Julius Genachowski quote)... Continue Reading →
Comcast and Time Warner
Comcast is expected to announce on Thursday an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable for more than $45 billion in stock, a deal that would combine the biggest and second-biggest cable television operators in the country. For Comcast, which completed its acquisition of NBC Universal, the television and movie powerhouse, from General Electric less than... Continue Reading →
Time Warner
Time Warner Cable, Louisville’s primary provider of residential high-speed Internet service, was among nine companies that responded to Metro government’s call for vendors interested in bringing gigabit Internet service to town. But it’s unclear whether Time Warner Cable is actually considering installing the type of super-fast fiber connections that Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration envisions.... Continue Reading →