Choose the right service provider.

ATT:

AT&T offers plenty of exciting packages and plans to their subscribers and the number of channels varies with each plan. Around 210 most popular channels are available in HD for traditional cable boxes, individual DVRs, and home DVRs. Furthermore, in many of the packages premium channels like Cinemax and HBO are available for either free or at a lower price.

Internet Speed

Internet speed is one of the most significant factors, which we look for when choosing an internet service provider. AT&T offers an incredible internet speed to their subscribers. A minimum download speed of 45 Mbps and an upload speed of 6 Mbps are available with AT&T. In addition to this, AT&T also supports HD streaming services such as YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix. Hence, subscribers can easily access their favorite TV shows and movies through AT&T internet plans.

AT&T is targeting areas where there is “a solid investment case.” This means that they like to invest in areas where people like to subscribe and the permitting process is easily accessible. Analysts even say that they tend to target those markets where they are already operating.

CHARTER:

Charter Communications bought Time Warner Cable earlier this year and is now rebranding TWC as Spectrum Cable everywhere. They have recently announced the launch of their Spectrum brand in Lincoln as part of switching markets to Spectrum. In August, Charter officials said that the switchover in Lincoln would happen until next year, but it seems as if the timeline has been moved forward.

Charter spokesman Wes Shirley said that users with a Time Warner plan in Lincoln, having internet speed of 50 Mbps, would now have speeds increased to up to 60 Mbps. In addition to that, some of the residential users with internet speeds less than 50 Mbps might also see a small increase in the internet speeds.

He also said that there will not be any changes in the cable and phone plans unless the user opts to move to a Spectrum plan. However, customers will see the Spectrum brand on everything that was Time Warner Cable earlier. This include bill statements, box displays, and retail store signage.

Charter is also planning to make all the acquired Time Warner Cable markets digital, even though they have not said when this will happen. They also added that they are planning to add 20,000 jobs across the nation, but no details were offered on the number of people who will be hired in their Lincoln centers.

COMCAST:
Comcast is planning to introduce a new service that will be appealing to households with low income. As per the program, customers can sign up for internet and television services for a period of seven days or thirty days. This plan is surely introduced to attract low-income households to their services. The plan is called “Xfinity Prepaid” services and under this plan, the users need to pay a one-time equipment fee and they get chance to refill the service as and when needed. The best part, there is no limitation on the number of times a user can renew the service.

The Xfinity Prepaid service does not need a credit check or contract. The service will be made available in Illinois, Georgia, Michigan, Indiana, and Florida. Comcast is also planning to extend the services to their complete customer base by the end of 2017. Comcast recently signed an agreement with the no-contract wireless brand Boost Mobile of Sprint, in order to offer prepaid services at 4,400 locations of Boost Mobile with Comcast footprint. However, Comcast has not released the financial details of the arrangement yet.

DIRECTV OR DISH

There are many reasons to compare the two television giants, DirecTV vs Dish Network. Both of these service providers have a subscriber base of more than 10 billion and have their presence not only in television broadcasting, but also in other related fields like mass communication. Keeping these things in mind, it will be very perplexing for a new user to choose between the two.

Comparing Dish Vs DirecTV

Addition of new products to the services will leave consumers confused on choosing which service provider that is better than the other. Choosing a service provider can be even more confusing if the customer has not tried any satellite TV subscription before, as all the offers can seem to be attractive.

It is good to put the service providers on test to know which of them is better. The DirecTV Vs Dish comparison of offers shared below will help you decide the prefect service provider for your needs.

DirecTV

Exclusivity is the main selling point for DirecTV. They offer a general entertainment network called ‘Audience Network’ exclusively for their subscribers. DirecTV subscription also offers exclusive access to sports packages like the NASCAR HotPass and NFL Sunday Ticket. In addition, DirecTV offers more HD channels than any other service provider does.

DirecTV offers more packages to choose from for the average user than other providers do. Key features offered by DirecTV include:

  • Streaming services
  • Live TV on mobile
  • Smart apps
  • DVR with 1 TB storage

Dish Network

DirecTV Packages

NFL Sunday Ticket

The highlight of Dish Network is the crisp and clear picture quality that they offer. They offer most of the local and international channels in their packages, which are very much affordable. Additionally, the startup Dish Network packages are also cheaper than those offered by DirecTV, and they also offer deals like free installation to new customers.

Apparently, Dish is the cheapest one of the two options. Other than that, some important features offered are:

  • Affordable packages
  • DVR that has a capacity of 2 TB
  • Remote locator
  • International channels

These are some of the important offerings from Dish Network and DirecTV services. Pick the one that suits your needs the best.

The customer base of satellite television services are on the rise lately. Among the numerous service providers, DirecTV is one of the leading names. One of the several advantages with DirecTV is that it offers triple play services. Every year, hundreds and thousands of people switch from their existing television services to modern alternative options, and DirecTV has made the most out of this trend.

As a customer, you may have a lot of concerns while moving away from your current provider to a new provider. As such, it is very important that you have a very clear idea about the different options you have in store. For instance, if you have got any questions about DirecTV services, it is better to clarify them before the move.

Recent Surveys Sound Caution for Internet Provider’s Streaming Services

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Gigabit Internet Service Comes to Tulsa

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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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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