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AT&T Wins Statewide Cable Television Franchise in Ohio

American telecom giant, AT&T Inc., has become the first provider to win a statewide license to offer pay-TV services, under the terms of Ohio’s new statewide cable franchising legislation.

The regulatory authorization was granted on November 7, for a term of ten years. It covers all 192 of AT&T’s telephone exchange areas in the state.

AT&T has already launched its U-verse fiber-optic television service in 38 Ohio communities in Cuyahoga, Portage, Summit, and Lake counties, under local cable franchises. A further nine communities in Union, Delaware, and Franklin counties will soon be added to this list, the company noted in its statewide franchise application.

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December 12, 2007 Posted by | Business, Regulation, Telecom Services, Television | , , | Leave a comment

@Home Reaches 700,000 Dutch Broadband Subscribers

Dutch cable operator, @Home, now has more than 700,000 high-speed internet subscribers, and is the largest cable broadband provider in the Netherlands, according to new research by Telecom.Paper.nl.

@Home started offering internet services in 1999 and signed up its 500,000th subscriber last year. As of this summer, the company held around 12.8% of the Dutch broadband market.

Other Dutch broadband operators include DSL incumbent, KPN, and UPC Nederland, a unit of Europe’s leading pay-TV provider, Liberty Global Europe.

December 5, 2007 Posted by | Internet, Telecom Services | , , | Leave a comment