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Season's Greetings

December 22, 2008

  Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a great New Year! Looking forward to seeing you next April in Washington, DC.

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Looking Back on 2008

December 17, 2008

With 2008 wrapping up rather quickly and The Cable Show ’09 just around the corner, I cannot help but to reflect on The Cable Show ’08 and share with you what will happen in the new year. CableCares Initiatives One of the major things that stood out to me about The Cable Show ’08 was…

Big Help for Consumers Before, During and After the Broadcasters’ Digital Transition

December 16, 2008

We’ve written about the so-called “Digital Migration” on quite a few occasions (Check this post for links). Again, for the short version, there are two transition taking place right now – the digital TV transition for full-power, over-the-air television stations, and the cable industry’s efforts to transition analog channels onto digital cable tiers, in order…

End-of-year DOCSIS 3.0 deployments

December 12, 2008

Comcast has announced it will be deploying the new DOCSIS 3.0 wideband standard in more areas: the Baltimore market, including areas in Anne Arundel County, Annapolis and Howard County (where I live); Atlanta’s North Fulton County; and Chicago’s northern and northwestern suburbs, including northern Cook County, Lake County, McHenry County and the northern edge of…

How does FiOS stack up?

December 10, 2008

Verizon is touting a PC Magazine reader survey that purports to show their FiOS Internet handily beats the cable industry’s modem service, particularly on speed and customer service.  You can read their press release here. Golly, it sounds awfully devastating. They say that “Verizon’s FiOS connection easily surpassed even the fastest cable.” They claim that…

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What's Happening at Cable Show '09

December 5, 2008

We finally have the preliminary schedule posted on The Cable Show website. More details about The Cable Show will be added as they come in. Expect a lot more information to come in January.   Don’t forget that The Cable Show is also a part of Cable Connection. Some highlights from the schedule include: CableCares is…