Cable Giants Comcast and Charter Team up in Streaming Devices

Comcast and Charter Communications, two of America’s largest cable companies, said Wednesday they will partner to offer customers set-top boxes for streaming video, using their combined access to better compete with established players like Roku and Amazon. Connected TVs, which allow users to watch movies and series over the internet, are booming. The growing adoption …

Trams, Cable Cars, Electric Ferries: How Cities Are Rethinking Transport

The roar of engines has long been part of a city’s soundscape. For a century, for billions of urban people around the world, getting around meant getting on a diesel-powered bus, or a gasoline-powered auto-rickshaw, or a car among the wealthy. A silent transformation is taking place today. Berlin, Bogotá and several other cities are …

Cable Fire From France Raises British Electricity Prices

Adding to the uncertainty, recent breezes were weak and cut off electricity generation from many of the UK’s offshore wind turbines. Analysts say losing the cable will further compress the power grid at an inopportune time. The prices of natural gas, which is the fuel of power plants that provide electricity during periods of high …

Gustave M. Hauser, an Early Force in Cable TV, Dies at 91

In the 1970s, when Gustave M. Hauser, an international lawyer, was president and CEO of Warner Cable Communications, cable television was still a rather dull local business in rural towns, providing homes with a little more than $5 a month connections. otherwise he had no access to television. Encouraged by his boss, Steven J. Ross, …