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How Lobbyists Crushed the ’96 Act and US Broadband With It

How Lobbyists Crushed the ’96 Act and US Broadband With It

Written by on May 29, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 1 Comment

Professor Susan Crawford, a former special assistant to President Obama, claims in her new book “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age” that the US telecom and cable market is sliding towards a de-facto monopoly. Telecom TV’s Martyn Warwick provides an excellent summary here. While reading this summary, it […]

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Can Multi-Acquisition Telcos Thrive Without Ever Consolidating Billing?

Written by on March 3, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

Windstream, the company originally formed from the spin-off of Alltel’s landline business, recently released its Q4 2012 results, reporting significant increases in both net income and operating income. Though the street cites declines in revenue and voice subscribers, it is also optimistic about Windstream’s ability to win more broadband customers, sell them more services, and operate efficiently. […]

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Fox vs DISH: How Broadband Providers Can Break Old Pay TV

Written by on February 25, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

I was reading the news today about Fox suing distribution partner DISH because its new “Hopper” set-top boxes allow subscribers to stream both live and recorded TV to connected and mobile devices and “instantly skip commercials.” It intrigued me because online and OTT video distribution are disrupting the status quo in Pay TV. Traditionally happy […]

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