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Comcast Business to Award Cash and Services through Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs Program

Comcast Business and Inc. Magazine today launched “Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs,” a national competition that will award more than $600,000 in cash and services to aspiring entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to enhance customer and employee experiences. Individual winners will have the opportunity to win $25,000 in cash, Comcast Business Internet and TV services for two [...]

Mediacom Calls Excessive Retrans Demands “Pilfering”

Tue, 08/06/2013 – 1:19pm Brian Santo Mediacom, a company whose executives are not known for mincing words, threw its support behind Time Warner Cable, which is fighting CBS over the programmer’s demands for higher retransmission fees. Mediacom released a statement saying: “In the last two weeks alone, millions of consumers in over 50 markets stretching [...]

Senate Commerce Voting on Wheeler FCC Nomination

By John Eggerton — Broadcasting & Cable, 7/30/2013 9:24:07 AM  The Senate Commerce Committee will vote on the nomination of Tom Wheeler for FCC chair at its executive session on Tuesday. He is expected to be approved, but a full Senate vote still awaits the White House’s selection of a Republican nominee to fill the [...]

InCtrl: Teaching Digital Citizenship

  by Kat Stewart, JULY 25TH, 2013 Cable in the Classroom, the cable industry’s education foundation, has a long history of encouraging the safe, smart and effective use of technology in education. That approach continues today with the entry of a brand new initiative, InCtrl, a series of free, video-based lessons that teach digital citizenship. Digital citizenship empowers students [...]

Bright House Networks Offers Cloud-Based Phone Solutions for Small-Mid Size Businesses

Orlando, Fla. (July 17, 2013) - Bright House Networks Business Solutions today announced the launch of Hosted Voice, a turn-key, cloud-based phone solution for small to mid-sized businesses. Hosted Voice features enterprise-level, productivity-boosting features, with all service, hardware, technology and ongoing support provided by Bright House Networks, in one all-inclusive monthly price. A facilities-based Voice Over Internet [...]

Retransmission Fees Key as TV Industry Consolidates

The debate rages on as more consolidation in TV stations takes place. A TV station revenue source that barely existed a decade ago is triggering a slew of recent merger deals — and more heated words about its legacy. In 2008, “retransmission consent” fees — the money that TV stations receive from cable and satellite [...]

Plan for Fiber Optic Network Removed from Water Meter Contract

EVANSVILLE — A plan to construct a fiber optic ring as part of a new water meter system was officially removed Tuesday from the city of Evansville’s contract with Johnson Controls, Inc., in a 5-0 vote by the Water & Sewer Utility Board. The city and Johnson Controls since 2011 have been shaping a plan to [...]

DirecTV Buys LifeShield, Joining Cable Rivals in Home Security Field

By Joe Flint  L.A. Times DirecTV is getting into the home security business. The satellite-TV company has acquired LifeShield Home Security, a Langhorne, Pa., company that operates wireless home security systems. DirecTV is the latest pay-TV distributor to look for new revenue streams in home security. Cable operators Time Warner Cable and Comcast Corp. have also made [...]

McCain Working on A La Carte Bill

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is working on legislation that would pressure cable and satellite TV providers to allow their customers to pick and choose the channels they pay for, his office confirmed on Wednesday. Consumers have long complained about the rising costs of cable TV packages and having to pay for dozens or even hundreds [...]

ACA Applauds New Bipartisan Rural Telecommunications Working Group Within The House Energy And Commerce Committee

PITTSBURGH, April 17, 2013 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement on the formation of a bipartisan working group of House Energy and Commerce Committee members that will work to promote rural telecommunication issues within the Committee: “ACA is very pleased that Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Bob Latta [...]