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  • n. A person or organization that overbuilds.
  • n. A company that utilizes or builds on an existing telecommunications operator’s network (which includes telco and cable networks). These are often associated with advanced fiber-optic networks.


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  • Colleen Abdoulah, a former cable executive running an "overbuilder," WideOpenWest, testified in the House that program - access complaints now can take years before they are acted on, amounting to "a right without a remedy."

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  • "overbuilder," WideOpenWest, testified in the House that program-access complaints now can take years before they are acted on, amounting to "a right without a remedy."

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  • RCNI), a competitive cable "overbuilder" as it gets ready to introduce a new TiVo device early next year that will offer customers access to a large library of "over-the-top" video from the Web and latches into the operator's legacy video-on-demand (VoD) system.

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  • The costs are so prohibitive for a wired plant, that no overbuilder can ever profit.

    TWC to Customers: You Don’t Want Tiers, You Don’t Get Super-fast Broadband

  • You can get them from your phone company, your cable provider, an ISP and in some markets, an overbuilder.

    What is a Bit? - Shelly Palmer - MediaBizBloggers

  • By this time next year, we'll know if interactive television, after decades of technology or economics falling short, will finally connect with the American public through the combined effort of TV set makers, broadcast, cable, satellite and overbuilder ventures.

    By This Time Next Year... - Simon Applebaum - MediaBizBloggers

  • In other words, getting FiOS 'blessing to go through the box and direct to its customers, instead of making a deal with the overbuilder first.

    Mr. Ivan Seidenberg's Interactive Gambit - Simon Applebaum - MediaBizBloggers

  • "FiOS is just another overbuilder and cable has trashed them," says Mario Gabelli, whose Gamco Investors Inc. owns an 8.3% stake in Cablevision and who is planning to vote "no" today to taking the company private.

    Verizon's FiOS Challenges Cable's Clout

  • On the rate card piece of the overbuilder, look at it this way.

  • That deal worked out to about $4,600 per subscriber, an almost unheard of price for an overbuilder.

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