1.7 Million Cable TV Users Cut The Cord in 2016 Pay TV providers lost ...
1.7 Million Cable TV Users Cut The Cord in 2016
Pay TV providers lost another 319,000 net cable customers last quarter as cord cutting saw its “fastest quarterly acceleration on record” according to one analyst. While some cable providers like Comcast had small to modest growth (Comcast added just 80,000 pay TV users on the quarter), other companies like Charter didn’t fare quite as well (Charter lost 50,000 on the quarter). Other companies (Dish, AT&T) continued to lose traditional TV customers, but padded their losses by including less profitable streaming video customers in their totals.
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by Karl Bode
Monday Mar 06 2017 10:00 EST
Everybody hates Wi-Fi. The boxes are ugly, and it never seems to work when you need it. But just when you thought wireless internet was unfixable, the most boring and hated appliance in your house may be on the verge of actually, um, working.
Many of today’s devices are overcoming the design and technological flaws that marred the industry throughout its existence. The latest gadgets boast more effective antennas and do a better job cutting through radio interference. Some just look nicer than the hideous routers of yesteryear, with their thicket of wires, blinking lights and plastic parts akimbo.
A review of four newly released devices that employ the latest home-wireless technologies showed impressive results. In Bloomberg’s tests, the wireless routers were dramatically more reliable than their predecessors and attractive enough to earn a place on the mantle.