Want to get a gigabit broadband connection? the latest report out from Gig.U shows you how it’s done.
Bandwidth caps are a bad idea, but a story from earlier this month shows how our love of connected devices and the increasing prevalence of caps could lead to consumer angst.
Yesterday Cox president Pat Esser, told Bloomberg the cable operator would deliver a gigabit network in some residential markets this year. The interview was cagey on how, but an Ars Technica story notes that Cox has spread doubts about FTTH tech on its web site. Last year, I covered how next-generation DOCSIS technologies can deliver gigabit service and last year Comcast even showed off a 3 Gbps connection. But as cable providers use more of their network capacity and for IP delivery, they will also run up against a tough business problem — namely how to keep subscribers from dumping pay TV packages in favor of web-based alternative.
We’re not fans of ISPs capping broadband here at Gigaom, so we’re keeping a close eye on how those caps evolve and who they affect. Check out our updated list on who’s capping your broadband.
Cox plans to launch an internet-based TV service, which could compete with both established players as well as newcomers like Intel.
Cox is shutting down its Flarewatch service, ending an experiment to offer a TV subscription over the internet. We talked to a Flarewatch user about his experience.
Should cellular connections take a back seat to Wi-Fi as we move further into an IP era? That’s the question that new carriers like Republic Wireless pose.
Internet is abuzz with news stories of pending media mergers and rumors of cable company consolidations are doing the rounds on Wall Street. Most importantly cable cowboy John Malone is back in action. Let me tell you about the “why” behind this excitement.
Executives at this year’s annual Cable Show are trying to figure out their industry’s future. The technology for delivering faster broadband is ready, but the business model of the future isn’t.
An executive at a firm ISPs hire to audit their broadband meters says most of his clients so far haven’t built accurate meters.