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Illinois high court: Comcast must reveal anonymous commenter

June 18, 2015 1:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Illinois Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court opinion ordering Comcast Cable Communications to identify a subscriber who posted an anonymous message suggesting a political candidate molests children.

AT&T open sourcing gigabit network components

June 18, 2015 1:01 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T is busy virtualizing the network functions featured in its gigabit broadband deployments and has decided to open source the technical specs.

Cisco to invest $10B in China over several years

June 18, 2015 11:31 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Cisco will invest an excess of $10 billion in China over the next few years through a series of partnerships. The company announced the investment after CEO John Chambers, and incoming CEO Chuck Robbins . . .


Cablevision CEO: Big bundle customers will inevitably decline

June 18, 2015 10:12 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Cablevision CEO James Dolan said over the next five years the amount of customers paying for big bundle service will drop by as much as 20 to 25 percent as OTT services continue to grow in the market. . .


Briefs: AMD, Bright House Networks, Panasonic, Broadvoice, MapR Technologies

June 18, 2015 9:51 am | by CED staff | News | Comments

Samsung is utilizing AMD's Embedded G-Series system-on-a-chip for its new line of cloud monitors with thin client technology. The Samsung 21.5 inch TC222W and 23.6 inch TC242W are powered by AMD . . .


Cuban govt is expanding Wi-Fi access, making it cheaper

June 18, 2015 9:43 am | by Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press | News | Comments

The spokesman for Cuba's state communications company told the newspaper that 35 government computer centers around the country would have Wi-Fi starting next month...


Briefs: D-link, UIEvolution, Alcatel-Lucent, Panasonic

June 17, 2015 12:45 pm | by CED staff | News | Comments

D-Link announced its new ShareCenter + 4-Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclousure (DNS-340L), which is designed to provide features offered in business and consumer storage arrays. The DNS-340L is a . . . 


Digitalsmiths: Average TV subscriber only wants 17 channels

June 17, 2015 12:36 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

The percentage of pay-TV subscribers that have switched providers increased by two percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2015. Of all respondents surveyed in a new report by Digitalsmiths . . .  


U.S. Justice Dept. signs off on Nokia-Alcatel-Lucent merger

June 17, 2015 12:20 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The U.S. Justice Department has granted early termination of the antitrust waiting period for the proposed merger of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent...

Officials say security lapses left system open to hackers

June 17, 2015 11:02 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Years of fundamental cybersecurity lapses left the government's personnel agency wide open to a pair of hacks that have exposed the private information about nearly every federal employee...

The winners, losers and other implications of net neutrality

June 17, 2015 10:53 am | by Jeff Smith, Strategy & Marketing Director for Connectivity, Interxion | Articles | Comments

If, as a result of the ruling, we are to begin classifying the Internet as a utility service – which, we argue, is not quite fully the case yet – there are significant implications up and down the value chain.

Samsung, Pearl TV, Sinclair team up to accelerate work on ATSC 3.0

June 17, 2015 10:49 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The three parties have agreed to work together over the next 18 months to cooperatively engage in technical, field, and consumer testing.


Report: Comcast in talks with DT about buying T-Mobile

June 17, 2015 9:21 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The German publication reports Comcast’s early edge relates to the U.S. cable company’s financial strength...                         


Philo raises $10 million for its TV Everywhere service

June 16, 2015 11:49 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Phillo has secured $10 million in series B funding. The company will apply the monies to product development, and to the relocation of its headquarters to San Francisco. The series A investment round was . . .


Tuesdays with Roger: Who needs a merger more: Dish or T-Mobile?

June 16, 2015 11:30 am | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

After months of flirting, Dish Network and T-Mobile are finally starting to look like an item.                                     


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