Why choose Charter (Time Warner Cable)?

Charter Communications bought Time Warner Cable earlier this year and is now rebranding TWC as Spectrum Cable everywhere. They have recently announced the launch of their Spectrum brand in Lincoln as part of switching markets to Spectrum. In August, Charter officials said that the switchover in Lincoln would happen until next year, but it seems as if the timeline has been moved forward.

Charter spokesman Wes Shirley said that users with a Time Warner plan in Lincoln, having internet speed of 50 Mbps, would now have speeds increased to up to 60 Mbps. In addition to that, some of the residential users with internet speeds less than 50 Mbps might also see a small increase in the internet speeds.

He also said that there will not be any changes in the cable and phone plans unless the user opts to move to a Spectrum plan. However, customers will see the Spectrum brand on everything that was Time Warner Cable earlier. This include bill statements, box displays, and retail store signage.

Charter is also planning to make all the acquired Time Warner Cable markets digital, even though they have not said when this will happen. They also added that they are planning to add 20,000 jobs across the nation, but no details were offered on the number of people who will be hired in their Lincoln centers.

In another news, it seems that Charter Communications is revoking their promise to keep offering cheap broadband services to their users. They have rolled out their new pricing in New York area, and as per the pricing, users will not be able to find the low cost 14.99-dollar internet packs.

TWC Internet
Rebranding TWC As Spectrum

Phillip Dampier, who is the head of a watchdog group named StopTheCap said that, “Charter Communications was supposed to keep Everyday Low Price Internet for 14.99 dollars.” Spectrum claimed that they are offering low-cost broadband services even though it is not listed on their website.

Dampier also pointed out that former TWC MAXX users were getting faster internet speeds of 300 Mbps but the latest packages from Spectrum offer speeds of only 100 Mbps. Dampier called Charter’s action a “bait and switch.”

At present, Spectrum offers three triple play packages that range from 90 to 130 dollars. Besides that, the Internet Only package is offered for 39.99 dollars for the first twelve months.

The Sale of HBO® Europe Now in the Pipeline

AT&T® has held discussions about selling HBO® Europe, as the Dallas-based telecommunications company tries to cut their $170 billion debt load, as per many former and present senior executives. Once HBO® was Time Warner’s media asset, but it became AT&T’s when the Telco giant acquired the media empire in 2018. However, there has been discord between the Texas-based fastest internet provider and the New York-based executives of it, which has led to the exits of HBO’s COO Simon Sutton and CEO Richard Plepler. HBO® Europe is part of the many assets the company has considered selling, as per people close to the matter. HBO® also has divisions in Asia and Latin America. It has operated for decades in Europe, licensing
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Clarke County Received Grant to Expand Broadband Service to White Post

Clarke County has been awarded a grant of 209,513 dollars by VATI (Virginia Telecommunications Initiative) to help Comcast® expand broadband internet to White Post. VATI gives funds to expand broadband to areas that are not served by any internet provider, as per a press release from the Virginia Governor’s office. As per Brandon Stidham, Clarke County’s Director of Planning, the state money would be coupled with 119,463 dollars from Comcast® for an overall project cost of 328,976 dollars. The money will allow the fastest internet provider to give the DSL service of it to 97 commercial and residential locations in White Post. The specific area that is to be served was selected based on many consultations among Clarke County, the
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Comcast® to Launch 7th Annual Watchathon on April 08, 2019

Comcast® is one of the best cable providers in the United States of America who often comes up with the best cable deals for both their residential and commercial subscribers. On April 02, 2019, the Telco giant announced about the launching of their 7th annual Watchathon from April 08 to 14, 2019. This weeklong event will offer free access to thousands of movies, shows, and more than 200 series including the Game of Thrones, Billions, 60 Days, Manhunt, The Hills, and This is Us, etc., to their Xfinity customers. In addition, X1 customers can enjoy free access to more than 70 networks and streaming services free of cost. The Vice President of the Video Entertainment Services wing at Comcast®, Daniel
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Real Vision is Made Available to More Subscribers in the US

Customers of Comcast XFINITY® having X1 can subscribe to the new service to its VoD lineup: “Real Vision”. It is a video-on-demand (VoD) service for traders, investors, and entrepreneurs. A subscription to the VoD service costs 14.99 dollars a month, and it comes with many perks. There are a couple of things that make this one of the best cable deals of recent times. Firstly, a Comcast® customer can subscribe to the service through the X1 platform. Secondly, it is offered free for the first seven days to the subscribers of the cable cum fastest internet provider. Real Vision went live upon the X1 platform in the last week of March 2019. The Comcast® lineup of VoD services available through
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Why Fast Wireless Alternatives Cannot Compete with Big ISPs

The biggest reason why the home internet services in the US are not functioning properly is the lack of competition. At most of the places, customers only have a few broadband options for a high-speed internet connection. When it comes to the broadband services at the rural areas, the number gets even lower, and hence, there is no way for the customers to move from the regular data caps, price hikes, weak privacy protections, and overage charges. Even though the major internet providers in the United States claim to offer 5G internet speeds, it is very hard to maintain a wireless home internet service at most parts of the country. This would be clearly evident from the struggles of various
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Telecom Giant Has its Eyes Set on $10b Annual Revenue

Major telecom giant, Comcast® has set its sight on the $10 billion mark in terms of growth in annual revenue. The company’s CEO, Dave Watson, revealed the firm’s intentions at the recent Deutsche Bank Investors Conference. He remarked that the company is poised to reach the $10 billion mark after 11 consecutive quarters of two-digit growth. “This is a $40 billion opportunity within our footprint,” Watson commented. The Philadelphia-based company underwent huge business growth in the last few years. They even shifted their main attention from video to broadband domain. Furthermore, it has always remained in the growth path with regards to the fiber network aimed at its business customers and their marketing requirements. Comcast® Business brought $7.1 billion in
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Telecom Giant Introduces Video Platform to All Subscribers

Comcast® has allowed its business video subscribers to access the X1 platform. This service includes simple search and navigation, pictures, voice controls, and sports content named X1 Sports app. This application had team and player whereabouts, game data, and statistics too. The additional voice-enabled TV feature allows the users to read the program aloud. This includes schedules, networks, and program titles. These features were added with the motive of helping visually impaired users. Furthermore, the fastest internet provider is planning to launch the X1 for Business at the same time as the NCAA Basketball Tournament. This has been decided on the grounds that a majority of Comcast’s business video customers are restaurants and bars. A large proportion of Comcast’s subscribers,
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Advertisers From Around the World to Get a Video Advertising Platform

In September 2018, Comcast® acquired the European satellite company, Sky, for 39 billion dollars, and since then, analysts have asked how the Philadelphia-based telecommunications company could justify the cost of the buyout. Recently, the cable cum fastest internet provider has announced a potential answer to that. For an uninitiated, NBCUniversal is a media conglomerate owned by Comcast®. Recently, NBCU said it is unifying the advertising services of it with those of Sky and is ramping up digital technology across both companies in a bid to create a universal ad structure. The move fuses the powers of NBCU and Sky’s targeted advertising platforms, namely “Audience Studio” and “AdSmart” respectively, under the latter name, in order to create a service that allows
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Telecom Giant Planning to Step into Smart Home Management Services

Expecting to step into more responsible roles, Charter Communications® now has a smart home platform in the pipeline. It is hoping to release the new service in the coming fall, and expects to be influential in the market during the coming years. Tom Rutledge, Charter®’s chairman and CEO, announced recently that the company’s smart home platform would be launched in Austin, Texas this year. “My sense is that, over the next few years, it’ll roll everywhere,” he said. The best internet provider has not revealed the whereabouts regarding the product. However, the company is in discussions with several companies of the smart home sphere, such as Nest® and Arena®, regarding the possibilities in self-installed operations techniques. Charter® has also been
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Jeremy Darroch Opens on the Cable Deal Benefits in London Conference

Comcast® completed its acquisition of Sky® in 2018, but the benefits of the deal are already coming to the acquired and the buyer, said Jeremy Darroch, who is the pay-TV giant’s CEO. “Just a few months after coming together, we are already starting to see benefits flowing in both directions,” Jeremy Darroch said at the “Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond”, a conference held in London. “So we will be bringing Comcast’s voice interface to Sky® Q later this year, and our broadband customers in Italy will benefit from Comcast’s XFi product. When NBCUniversal an advertising VOD service in the U.S. next year, it will be Sky®’s OTT technology platform, developed here down the road
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The Sale of HBO® Europe Now in the Pipeline

AT&T® has held discussions about selling HBO® Europe, as the Dallas-based telecommunications company tries to cut their $170 billion debt load, as per many former and present senior executives. Once HBO® was Time Warner’s media asset, but it became AT&T’s when the Telco giant acquired the media empire in 2018. However, there has been discord between the Texas-based fastest internet provider and the New York-based executives of it, which has led to the exits of HBO’s COO Simon Sutton and CEO Richard Plepler. HBO® Europe is part of the many assets the company has considered selling, as per people close to the matter. HBO® also has divisions in Asia and Latin America. It has operated for decades in Europe, licensing
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Clarke County Received Grant to Expand Broadband Service to White Post

Clarke County has been awarded a grant of 209,513 dollars by VATI (Virginia Telecommunications Initiative) to help Comcast® expand broadband internet to White Post. VATI gives funds to expand broadband to areas that are not served by any internet provider, as per a press release from the Virginia Governor’s office. As per Brandon Stidham, Clarke County’s Director of Planning, the state money would be coupled with 119,463 dollars from Comcast® for an overall project cost of 328,976 dollars. The money will allow the fastest internet provider to give the DSL service of it to 97 commercial and residential locations in White Post. The specific area that is to be served was selected based on many consultations among Clarke County, the
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast® to Launch 7th Annual Watchathon on April 08, 2019

Comcast® is one of the best cable providers in the United States of America who often comes up with the best cable deals for both their residential and commercial subscribers. On April 02, 2019, the Telco giant announced about the launching of their 7th annual Watchathon from April 08 to 14, 2019. This weeklong event will offer free access to thousands of movies, shows, and more than 200 series including the Game of Thrones, Billions, 60 Days, Manhunt, The Hills, and This is Us, etc., to their Xfinity customers. In addition, X1 customers can enjoy free access to more than 70 networks and streaming services free of cost. The Vice President of the Video Entertainment Services wing at Comcast®, Daniel
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Real Vision is Made Available to More Subscribers in the US

Customers of Comcast XFINITY® having X1 can subscribe to the new service to its VoD lineup: “Real Vision”. It is a video-on-demand (VoD) service for traders, investors, and entrepreneurs. A subscription to the VoD service costs 14.99 dollars a month, and it comes with many perks. There are a couple of things that make this one of the best cable deals of recent times. Firstly, a Comcast® customer can subscribe to the service through the X1 platform. Secondly, it is offered free for the first seven days to the subscribers of the cable cum fastest internet provider. Real Vision went live upon the X1 platform in the last week of March 2019. The Comcast® lineup of VoD services available through
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Why Fast Wireless Alternatives Cannot Compete with Big ISPs

The biggest reason why the home internet services in the US are not functioning properly is the lack of competition. At most of the places, customers only have a few broadband options for a high-speed internet connection. When it comes to the broadband services at the rural areas, the number gets even lower, and hence, there is no way for the customers to move from the regular data caps, price hikes, weak privacy protections, and overage charges. Even though the major internet providers in the United States claim to offer 5G internet speeds, it is very hard to maintain a wireless home internet service at most parts of the country. This would be clearly evident from the struggles of various
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Telecom Giant Has its Eyes Set on $10b Annual Revenue

Major telecom giant, Comcast® has set its sight on the $10 billion mark in terms of growth in annual revenue. The company’s CEO, Dave Watson, revealed the firm’s intentions at the recent Deutsche Bank Investors Conference. He remarked that the company is poised to reach the $10 billion mark after 11 consecutive quarters of two-digit growth. “This is a $40 billion opportunity within our footprint,” Watson commented. The Philadelphia-based company underwent huge business growth in the last few years. They even shifted their main attention from video to broadband domain. Furthermore, it has always remained in the growth path with regards to the fiber network aimed at its business customers and their marketing requirements. Comcast® Business brought $7.1 billion in
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Telecom Giant Introduces Video Platform to All Subscribers

Comcast® has allowed its business video subscribers to access the X1 platform. This service includes simple search and navigation, pictures, voice controls, and sports content named X1 Sports app. This application had team and player whereabouts, game data, and statistics too. The additional voice-enabled TV feature allows the users to read the program aloud. This includes schedules, networks, and program titles. These features were added with the motive of helping visually impaired users. Furthermore, the fastest internet provider is planning to launch the X1 for Business at the same time as the NCAA Basketball Tournament. This has been decided on the grounds that a majority of Comcast’s business video customers are restaurants and bars. A large proportion of Comcast’s subscribers,
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Advertisers From Around the World to Get a Video Advertising Platform

In September 2018, Comcast® acquired the European satellite company, Sky, for 39 billion dollars, and since then, analysts have asked how the Philadelphia-based telecommunications company could justify the cost of the buyout. Recently, the cable cum fastest internet provider has announced a potential answer to that. For an uninitiated, NBCUniversal is a media conglomerate owned by Comcast®. Recently, NBCU said it is unifying the advertising services of it with those of Sky and is ramping up digital technology across both companies in a bid to create a universal ad structure. The move fuses the powers of NBCU and Sky’s targeted advertising platforms, namely “Audience Studio” and “AdSmart” respectively, under the latter name, in order to create a service that allows
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Telecom Giant Planning to Step into Smart Home Management Services

Expecting to step into more responsible roles, Charter Communications® now has a smart home platform in the pipeline. It is hoping to release the new service in the coming fall, and expects to be influential in the market during the coming years. Tom Rutledge, Charter®’s chairman and CEO, announced recently that the company’s smart home platform would be launched in Austin, Texas this year. “My sense is that, over the next few years, it’ll roll everywhere,” he said. The best internet provider has not revealed the whereabouts regarding the product. However, the company is in discussions with several companies of the smart home sphere, such as Nest® and Arena®, regarding the possibilities in self-installed operations techniques. Charter® has also been
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Jeremy Darroch Opens on the Cable Deal Benefits in London Conference

Comcast® completed its acquisition of Sky® in 2018, but the benefits of the deal are already coming to the acquired and the buyer, said Jeremy Darroch, who is the pay-TV giant’s CEO. “Just a few months after coming together, we are already starting to see benefits flowing in both directions,” Jeremy Darroch said at the “Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond”, a conference held in London. “So we will be bringing Comcast’s voice interface to Sky® Q later this year, and our broadband customers in Italy will benefit from Comcast’s XFi product. When NBCUniversal an advertising VOD service in the U.S. next year, it will be Sky®’s OTT technology platform, developed here down the road
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