Aereo was one of those things was too good last and that was way ahead of its time. It was a cloud-based streaming DVR for broadcast stations that attempted to skirt the fees cable operators paid to them by setting up miniature antennas that the service claimed it was using to capture the over the air transmissions. Smartphones and tablets could access it — if … Continue reading Aereo to Rise Again as…TiVo?
The deal to bring together the nation’s two largest cable and internet providers has reportedly failed. Comcast’s bid to merge with Time Warner Cable met with skepticism from consumer advocacy groups, the public and ultimately federal regulators. Bloomberg is reporting that Comcast will make its final decision today and make an announcement tomorrow. The lack of confidence in the merger by the Federal Communications Commission … Continue reading Comcast’s Dream of a Time Warner Merger is Over, Media Reports Say
Lawyers in the Department of Justice’s antitrust division will reportedly recommend the agency block Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable and could make their determination public next week. Concerns that the cable and high speed internet juggernaut would, ultimately, have a negative impact on consumers is what’s driving the report — specifically,the control the combined companies will have over broadband internet, exclusive cable deals it could enter … Continue reading Game of Cable: Comcast/Time Warner Deal in Doubt, May Result in Industry Freak-Out
The nation’s largest cable provider and ISP, Comcast, announced its employees are testing gigabit internet connections. The company expects availability of gigabit service in 2016, as well as a wider rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) across its infrastructure, which is required to support the speeds. However, the speeds will only be found in select areas. It won’t be cheap, either — … Continue reading Comcast Testing Gigabit Connections with Employees, Rollout Expected in 2016