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Game Over: Comcast and Amazon!

The game is over and cable wins. Comcast may fear competition and bill people for services that they did not receive, but they do have a $6B CLEC business. Most carriers can't say that. Now the broadband game is...

A Big Deal in the Works?

The rumors are swirling about a couple of big deals in the works. I think many folks would like to see Comcast buy T-Mobile. I don't think anyone wants to buy Sprint, whose wireline - the old Pin Drop...

A Couple of Things

While at the ITEXPO in Anaheim, I wanted to share a few things that happened. Birch bought some of Sage Telecom's customers. From the Sage page, it looks like Residential base but there are probably some small business too....

Juniper is a Cable Pusher

Juniper Networks is now pushing its VAR partners into the cable channel, getting them to sell cable services. It is pitched as cable is the cable to connect to the cloud. [see webcast video here] Comcast Business was on...

News Tidbits Part 2917

Windstream's telecommunications network assets were spun off into a REIT named Communications Sales and Leasing, Inc. that is trading on Nasdaq as symbol CSAL today. Comcast removed itself from the $45B acquisition of TWC. Both the DOJ and the...

The Race to Gigabit is About Business

The cable companies racing to Gigabit networks isn't about delivering ultra-fast broadband to consumers. The Gigabit announcements get them good PR in DC, where the largest MSOs are waiting for approval for acquisitions (Comcast for TWC; Charter for Bright...

What's With the MSO Consolidation?

Charter was the first company to make a play for TWC. Now reports are in that Charter is chasing Bright House. Comcast is still waiting for its three-way deal with TWC and Charter to pass regulatory. The FCC paused...

At the FCC

While a lot is happening at the FCC, I haven't written much about it. My focus has been elsewhere - and most readers couldn't care less about regulatory. That said the USF Reform is still going on, including E-Rate...

Cable Will Win

The Telecompetitor spends a lot of space on Chattanooga's muni network - as if it was the perfect model for a Gigabit network. Two problems with it: (1) it cost taxpayers literally millions of dollars via bonds and federal...

Comcast Merger Will Pressure CLECs

The CLEC industry has a few problems: TDM-to-IP Transition USF Reform (E-Rate, ETC) Consolidation Special Access Pricing The biggest problem by far is the Comcast-TWC merger. It will replace 2 large MSOs (Comcast + TWC) with 2 much larger...

Peter's View: The Channel Ecosystem

I read CRAIG'S VIEW: THE NEW CHANNEL ECOSYSTEM by Craig Schlagbaum, channel chief at Comcast. My response was too long for a LinkedIn discussion. Craig, you make the same points that I have heard since Tiffani Bova first spoke...

What Did I Miss Part 34

Merger Details Emerge In the mix of the Comcast-TWC merger will emerge a new MSO created by divestitures and swaps called GreatLand Connections, previously called SpinCo. Charter will own one-third and operate it, says Telecompetitor. The FCC has received...

More Big M&A Deals Announced

TWC is being bought by Comcast - with Charter taking some pieces of that $45 Billion deal. This would make Comcast - already the biggest ISP and TV provider - even bigger and more powerful. While TWC is not...

Speculations in the Hallway

A bunch of speculations running rampant through the expo hallways. Will the FCC approve the Comcast-TWC merger? Two items. One, after Comcast forced Netflix to pay for transit, how does that affect how the FCC views Comcast and Net...

Seriously? Comcast Wants TWC

The FCC just finished telling Softbank that buying T-Mobile would not be likely. So Comcast outbids Charter for TWC. This will mean that the Top 2 MSO's will combine. Comcast is already more than twice the size of TWC...

The Internet Economy Took a Shot Yesterday

When the DC Circuit ruled yesterday against the FCC and its rules for open INternet or Net Neutrality, it basically gave the 10 top ISPs even more power than they had. In 2001, households paid $20 for dial-up access...

Why Our Duopoly Doesn't Work

The FCC starting with Chairman Powell did everything it could to get to a Duopoly. There were some crumbs given to alternatives but mainly just crushing blows (Brand-X, DSL, etc.). Granted, WISPA won the 3650 MHz battle and many...

Will UC Work or Is It a Question of Money?

I see this often enough: UC firm nabs funding. In this case, Thinking Phone Networks got $10M in funding to bring the total to $31M. Thinking Phones has been around since 2006. Maybe UC just isn't going to work....

Comcast and Synnex Equals Added Value

I hear all the time how Agents don't "Add Value". Curiously, they never explain what that "added value" is supposed to be. Agents get paid to sell your stuff, isn't that value enough? Even more curious, carriers think VARs...

Get Ready Channel... Go Hosted!

Over drinks at INFOCOMM, I heard from a really reliable source that the Channel will be able to sell Comcast's Broadsoft based Hosted PBX product starting Monday. Just expect that the process will be a little rough at the get-go...

M&A: 3 UC Deals and a Cable

Well, it was quiet, but now M&A is heating up with the weather. "Private equity firm GTCR has acquired NewWave Communications from Pamlico Capital." NewWave is a cable company in the Midwest with 90,000 subs. Iotum acquired FreeConference.com when it...

The Fall of the CLECs

With the T1 market being overrun by the cable companies, CLEC's are struggling to find footing. They need to go cloud, but are struggling. It is times like this when they wish they had a brand. Branding would help them...

Some Moves That May Seem Like News

Who is going 100G? Both XO and Spread Networks announced its deployment of 100G technology. The surprise? Bright House Networks announced that it will extend its relationship with Fujitsu and utilize that vendor for 100G in its metro network. Comcast...

Snarky News Bits

Just so many things to comment on in telecom, but just do not have the time to hit each one. So here are some snarky news bits. The VZW-SpectrumCo deal in for "tough remedy", Reuters is reporting. Yeah, conditions that...

Comcast Hits 300MB

Comcast rolled out Xfinity Platinum service with speeds of 305Mbps down and 65Mbps up for about $295. It was designed to compete with VZ Quantum FiOS, which is 300Mbps down, 65Mbps up, and $205 per month in the Northeast. Xfinity...
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