The Tri-Counties are about to feel the effects of consolidation in the cable and telecom industries. On April 1, Frontier Communications will begin operating broadband, television and landline services formerly owned by Verizon Communications. Even as Frontier acquires Verizon customers and employees, Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable hope to complete a merger that could Read More →
If approved — an outcome analysts feel is likely — the merger would create a Comcast-Cox duopoloy among tri-county cable providers.
At stake is a merger that would more than double the size of Comcast’s market in California, taking its share of households statewide from 33.7 percent to 84 percent.
Verizon Communications hopes to unload a quarter of its wireline telephone and Internet operations in a sale that would include all of its tri-county assets.
For region’s corporate data users, it’s worth watching telecom mergers
Blue Casa Communications has new owners and a new plan for adding Latino small businesses to its customer rolls in coming years.
AT&T’s recently announced plan to acquire T-Mobile is great news for the Central Coast.