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  • n. Plural form of overbuilder.


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  • Also, cable companies in the past have successfully battled back against so-called overbuilders -- companies that have built competing wired TV systems.

    Verizon's FiOS Challenges Cable's Clout

  • The department called overbuilders and telcos closer substitutes than satellite and a greater constraint on prices and spur to quality.

    B&C - Advertising News

  • The rivalry between incumbent MSOs and so-called overbuilders has raged since the beginning of cable and peaked at various times over the last 20 years.

    Multichannel News: Business News

  • RCN sprang up in the 1990s and became one of the most prominent "overbuilders," companies that challenged entrenched cable operators after the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 opened the way to more competition.

    Private-Equity Firm to Buy RCN for $531 Million

  • They were called "overbuilders" and it never worked.

    I miss Michael Powell, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Incumbent cable firms also face competition from Grande Communications, RCN and other so-called "overbuilders" that construct cable systems in markets that already have cable service.

    Another Video Smackdown

  • SNL Kagan, for example, estimates that US cable operators already had wideband deployed to about 48.6 million homes passed by the end of 2009, equal to about 37 percent of all cable homes passed (that number includes overlap from competitive cable "overbuilders").

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  • Meanwhile, overbuilders have been given government grants to provide broadband service in competition to those operators.

    Benton Foundation - Headlines

  • The Republicans argue that NBC will still have to compete with at least three other broadcast networks with affiliates in almost every market, and Comcast will still be competing against DirecTV and Dish, as well as cable overbuilders and telcos.

    C - Advertising News

  • Grande originally put itself on the block in January, fueled in part by the high prices fetched by some smaller overbuilders like Everest Broadband, which was sold for $173 million in 2007 to SureWest Communications.

    Multichannel News: Business News


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