Why Choose Frontier Internet Service Providers?

As per the CEO Daniel McCarthy, Frontier is one among the Internet Service Providers in America that will not do things that the customers hate. The latest news from Frontier is that they will not cap the data their customers use, like the other service providers do.

“We have not really started or have any intent about initiatives around usage-based pricing,” McCarthy told investors at the June 1 Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference. “We want to make sure our product meets the needs of customers for what they want to do, and it doesn’t inhibit them or force them to make different decisions about how they’re going to use the product,” he added.

This tactic of Frontier is very different from that is being followed by AT&T and Comcast. Both Comcast and AT&T have started capping data volumes for the customers. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the data policy of their company is similar to that of electricity or gasoline.

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“Just as with every other thing in your life, if you drive 100,000 miles or 1,000 miles you buy more gasoline. If you turn on the air conditioning to 60 vs. 72 you consume more electricity,” Roberts said. “The same is true for [broadband] usage. Cellular data is already billed this way; the more bits you use, the more you pay,” he remarked.

The data caps of Comcast and AT&T Internet plans will make sense to common people, but the truth be told, Internet data cannot be compared with gas or electricity. These days, data usage does not mean pushing networks to the limit, but this can happen someday, and in such a situation, data caps to control usage may make sense.

According to McCarthy, technology has kept the capacity of data lines much ahead of demand. He also added that data caps could be used to control customer behavior. Some say data cap is a good method to stop people from dropping the traditional TV in favor of online streaming. It is a guard against people cutting the cord, and a way for ISPs to find customers who pay for their data plans.

Recent Surveys Sound Caution for Internet Provider’s Streaming Services

AT&T’s live streaming service, DIRECTV NOW® has been struggling to maintain its customers for some time now. The recent survey conducted by UBS brings the whole picture into light as the truth behind this withdrawal has been revealed. Customers clearly prefer other platforms for streaming services to DIRECTV NOW®. The UBS Evidence Media Lab Consumption survey conducted a poll involving 2,000 respondents. They found out that those who were looking to subscribe to a TV streaming service preferred Hulu’s service. This was followed by those who wanted YouTube TV by Google. AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW® occupied only the third spot. The UBS speculates that Hulu and YouTube TV will certainly have more subscribers than other streaming service providers by 2020. Although
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Fourth Quarter Reports Indicate Uncertain Times for Telcos

The shares of AT&T® dropped by 25% since the start of 2018 and the recently published full-year reports did not help to lift the stocks. Profits showed signs of recovery, although growth remained stagnant. This can be attributed to the company’s controversial acquisition of Time Warner Media empire last year. The company closed the deal at $85 billion, which is said to have raised the company’s debts. As for value investors, this is a dream period to pounce on the opportunity. 2018 Recap Overall, AT&T® had a good 2018. There was an improvement in revenue by mid-single digits. Besides, the lower tax rate resulting from the tax reforms passed at the end of 2017 also benefitted the company. The bottom
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Gigabit Internet Service Comes to Tulsa

The gigabit internet service has finally come to Tulsa through Cox Communications®. The Mayor of Tulsa, G.T. Bynum, and Cox® proclaimed it a “Gigabit City”, while announcing residences throughout the area have access to a gigabit broadband internet speeds. Subscribers of the “Gigablast” plan from Cox® get to access the best internet service imaginable out there. It is quick enough to download 1,000 photos in sixteen seconds, a hundred songs in 3 seconds, and a two-hour-long film in eight seconds. Cox’s Tulsa Market VP, Roger Ramseyer, said, “Years and years and years ago, it used to be that if you had a railroad station, you knew you were going to grow in population. Then it was if you had a
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Leading Internet Providers Score an Impressive 4th Quarter

Comcast®, the country’s fastest internet provider, saw positive signs as the 4th quarter showed a significant increase in their earnings. The company completed its repurchase programs, and has announced that they have suspended the buyback program for the year 2019. It increased its earnings by 10% in the final quarter of the last year. The acquisition of Sky by the company has paved the way to its management policies. This was accused of being a complex move rather than a US-centric one. However, with its latest moves to bring the focus back to the core business has brought back its credibility. The cable segment is witnessing a transition into a higher margin mode with lower capital intensity, and the future
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Telecom Giants’ Revenue Show Major Leap

One of the major internet and cable providers, Charter Communications®, released a report last week announcing its considerable gain of revenue in the closing quarter of the previous year as well as for the whole year. This is attributed to the acquisition of two other major cable providers two years ago, in what was said to be one of the best cable deals of the time. The Report The reports suggested a quarterly rise of 6 percent to $11.2 billion. The profit summed up to $296 million, in comparison to $9.5 billion during 2017. The huge difference between the profits of the two years is caused by the company’s deferred tax liability, which was initiated by the US tax reform
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Major Carriers Reduce Manpower in the Legacy Area

The Telco giant, AT&T® recently announced that they are carrying out a round of layoffs this week. It has been reported that the company is letting go of a small contingent of its workforce in the legacy section of its business. The recent measures raised a few eyebrows as it comes just after a year of the firm’s announcement that it would receive favors from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This Act was expected to generate $1 billion company investment in addition to 7000 new jobs. Although they are one of the companies that provide the best cable deals in the country, AT&T® was reportedly preparing for the major staff changes since the end of last year. These reports
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Content and Streaming Analysis in Wake of Strategy Changes

All eyes are on the cable provider giant Comcast® as their latest strategy changes are in the pipeline. There is still not much news on what Comcast® is planning to do with UK-based Sky®, and it is yet to be seen whether Sky® will help boost the stocks of Comcast® that tumbled 15% last year. Moffett Nathanson analysts anticipate some clear cues about their earnings in the upcoming days. “They’ve given no hint at all about what they plan to do with their new toy. It can’t possibly be that they will pursue a business-as-usual strategy,” they said. Another prominent analyst, Amy Yong, said, “The strategic rationale and financial profile behind Sky® now take center stage.” Changing Performances in the
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Sheridan Councilors Discuss Whether Franchise Fee Was Necessary

An ordinance that establishes a franchise deal between Sheridan and CenturyLink® was read on January 22, 2019, at the City Council meeting, urging talk over whether the proposed franchise fee of three percent was required. Mark Collins, the City Administrator, pointed out that the agreement’s main purpose was to form one that worked similar to contracts it had with other utility firms. Through the years, it has been passed to the best internet provider through mergers and acquisitions. As per Sheridan Utilities Director, Dan Roberts, several of the terms require updating, and that the agreement’s format causes it to appear different from other franchise deals. Collins said, “From a risk-liability standard, and also to have some uniformity with our other
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Cable and Digital Users to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., still inspire many. In commemoration of his life and legacy, and in tribute of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Comcast’s NBCUniversal is launching an interactive online platform where you can upload videos and photos via Instagram, sharing how you keep the civil rights leader’s vision alive. Comcast Corporation’s VP of External Affairs, Bret Perkins, said, “We are proud to honor the living legacy of the civil rights movement and its leaders, especially Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – one of its most influential spokespeople and advocates. As people continue to march for the rights and equality of others, we hope the community will embrace this project to share their
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Customers to Have More Streaming Options This Year

Streaming TV is set to go places, with more content, binge-watching audiences and competitors expected this year. Entertainment giants WarnerMedia and Walt Disney are among the major players who are set to roll out streaming services, leveraging their massive TV and film libraries in an effort to challenge Netflix for streaming dominance. Over the top TV bypasses cable and distributes video to audiences through an internet broadband connection. Besides Netflix, key players comprise subscription video on demand (VoD) services like Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, and live streaming services like DIRECTV NOW®, and Sling TV™. Over seventy-three million households in the US subscribe to at least one OTT service, a number that keeps growing in lockstep with a wide range
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Recent Surveys Sound Caution for Internet Provider’s Streaming Services

AT&T’s live streaming service, DIRECTV NOW® has been struggling to maintain its customers for some time now. The recent survey conducted by UBS brings the whole picture into light as the truth behind this withdrawal has been revealed. Customers clearly prefer other platforms for streaming services to DIRECTV NOW®. The UBS Evidence Media Lab Consumption survey conducted a poll involving 2,000 respondents. They found out that those who were looking to subscribe to a TV streaming service preferred Hulu’s service. This was followed by those who wanted YouTube TV by Google. AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW® occupied only the third spot. The UBS speculates that Hulu and YouTube TV will certainly have more subscribers than other streaming service providers by 2020. Although
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fourth Quarter Reports Indicate Uncertain Times for Telcos

The shares of AT&T® dropped by 25% since the start of 2018 and the recently published full-year reports did not help to lift the stocks. Profits showed signs of recovery, although growth remained stagnant. This can be attributed to the company’s controversial acquisition of Time Warner Media empire last year. The company closed the deal at $85 billion, which is said to have raised the company’s debts. As for value investors, this is a dream period to pounce on the opportunity. 2018 Recap Overall, AT&T® had a good 2018. There was an improvement in revenue by mid-single digits. Besides, the lower tax rate resulting from the tax reforms passed at the end of 2017 also benefitted the company. The bottom
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Gigabit Internet Service Comes to Tulsa

The gigabit internet service has finally come to Tulsa through Cox Communications®. The Mayor of Tulsa, G.T. Bynum, and Cox® proclaimed it a “Gigabit City”, while announcing residences throughout the area have access to a gigabit broadband internet speeds. Subscribers of the “Gigablast” plan from Cox® get to access the best internet service imaginable out there. It is quick enough to download 1,000 photos in sixteen seconds, a hundred songs in 3 seconds, and a two-hour-long film in eight seconds. Cox’s Tulsa Market VP, Roger Ramseyer, said, “Years and years and years ago, it used to be that if you had a railroad station, you knew you were going to grow in population. Then it was if you had a
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Leading Internet Providers Score an Impressive 4th Quarter

Comcast®, the country’s fastest internet provider, saw positive signs as the 4th quarter showed a significant increase in their earnings. The company completed its repurchase programs, and has announced that they have suspended the buyback program for the year 2019. It increased its earnings by 10% in the final quarter of the last year. The acquisition of Sky by the company has paved the way to its management policies. This was accused of being a complex move rather than a US-centric one. However, with its latest moves to bring the focus back to the core business has brought back its credibility. The cable segment is witnessing a transition into a higher margin mode with lower capital intensity, and the future
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Telecom Giants’ Revenue Show Major Leap

One of the major internet and cable providers, Charter Communications®, released a report last week announcing its considerable gain of revenue in the closing quarter of the previous year as well as for the whole year. This is attributed to the acquisition of two other major cable providers two years ago, in what was said to be one of the best cable deals of the time. The Report The reports suggested a quarterly rise of 6 percent to $11.2 billion. The profit summed up to $296 million, in comparison to $9.5 billion during 2017. The huge difference between the profits of the two years is caused by the company’s deferred tax liability, which was initiated by the US tax reform
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Major Carriers Reduce Manpower in the Legacy Area

The Telco giant, AT&T® recently announced that they are carrying out a round of layoffs this week. It has been reported that the company is letting go of a small contingent of its workforce in the legacy section of its business. The recent measures raised a few eyebrows as it comes just after a year of the firm’s announcement that it would receive favors from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This Act was expected to generate $1 billion company investment in addition to 7000 new jobs. Although they are one of the companies that provide the best cable deals in the country, AT&T® was reportedly preparing for the major staff changes since the end of last year. These reports
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Content and Streaming Analysis in Wake of Strategy Changes

All eyes are on the cable provider giant Comcast® as their latest strategy changes are in the pipeline. There is still not much news on what Comcast® is planning to do with UK-based Sky®, and it is yet to be seen whether Sky® will help boost the stocks of Comcast® that tumbled 15% last year. Moffett Nathanson analysts anticipate some clear cues about their earnings in the upcoming days. “They’ve given no hint at all about what they plan to do with their new toy. It can’t possibly be that they will pursue a business-as-usual strategy,” they said. Another prominent analyst, Amy Yong, said, “The strategic rationale and financial profile behind Sky® now take center stage.” Changing Performances in the
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sheridan Councilors Discuss Whether Franchise Fee Was Necessary

An ordinance that establishes a franchise deal between Sheridan and CenturyLink® was read on January 22, 2019, at the City Council meeting, urging talk over whether the proposed franchise fee of three percent was required. Mark Collins, the City Administrator, pointed out that the agreement’s main purpose was to form one that worked similar to contracts it had with other utility firms. Through the years, it has been passed to the best internet provider through mergers and acquisitions. As per Sheridan Utilities Director, Dan Roberts, several of the terms require updating, and that the agreement’s format causes it to appear different from other franchise deals. Collins said, “From a risk-liability standard, and also to have some uniformity with our other
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Cable and Digital Users to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., still inspire many. In commemoration of his life and legacy, and in tribute of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Comcast’s NBCUniversal is launching an interactive online platform where you can upload videos and photos via Instagram, sharing how you keep the civil rights leader’s vision alive. Comcast Corporation’s VP of External Affairs, Bret Perkins, said, “We are proud to honor the living legacy of the civil rights movement and its leaders, especially Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – one of its most influential spokespeople and advocates. As people continue to march for the rights and equality of others, we hope the community will embrace this project to share their
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Customers to Have More Streaming Options This Year

Streaming TV is set to go places, with more content, binge-watching audiences and competitors expected this year. Entertainment giants WarnerMedia and Walt Disney are among the major players who are set to roll out streaming services, leveraging their massive TV and film libraries in an effort to challenge Netflix for streaming dominance. Over the top TV bypasses cable and distributes video to audiences through an internet broadband connection. Besides Netflix, key players comprise subscription video on demand (VoD) services like Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, and live streaming services like DIRECTV NOW®, and Sling TV™. Over seventy-three million households in the US subscribe to at least one OTT service, a number that keeps growing in lockstep with a wide range
Posted in Latest News | Tagged , | Leave a comment