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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.                                     

Verizon CFO: 'No' on Dish Acquisition

June 16, 2015 11:27 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | News | Comments

And yet some have questioned whether Verizon might be interested in acquiring Dish for its massive cache of spectrum.              


Frontier taking $283M in Connect America funds to expand broadband

June 16, 2015 11:21 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Frontier Communications will put more than $283 million in Connect America Fund (CAF) support to expand broadband coverage to 1.3 million people.

Playstation Vue goes a-la-carte, expands to L.A. and San Francisco

June 16, 2015 10:23 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

At the onset, Playstation 3 and 4 owners will be able to sign up for Showtime, Fox Soccer Plus and Machinima...                      

Briefs: Sckipio, VeloCloud, Teletrax, Array

June 16, 2015 9:44 am | by CED staff | News | Comments

Sckipio has a new line of reference designs that support CPE modems inside SFP pluggable form-factor. The Netherlands-based company also has a new CPE bridge reference design with reverse . . .


U-verse with GigaPower now available in Charlotte

June 15, 2015 5:40 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

AT&T announced Monday that U-verse with GigaPower is now available to residents and businesses in parts of Charlotte. Through the service customers have access to standalone internet packages . . .  


How HBO Nordic saved HBO Now

June 15, 2015 2:45 pm | by Gene Hoffman, chairman and CEO, Vindicia | Articles | Comments

HBO Nordic never broke its own ice. Nobody pays upfront for an addiction. This is why you can get a month of HBO Now for free. And it’s going to work. Just ask Netflix.

Practicality over Neutrality

June 15, 2015 2:41 pm | by Kevin Riley, CTO, Sonus | Articles | Comments

The reactions to the FCC’s net neutrality ruling to reclassify the Internet as a telecommunications service were swift.

Gigabit Pro coming to parts of Indiana

June 15, 2015 1:05 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Comcast's Gigabit Pro will be available in select Indiana markets within the next month. Cities that will have access to the service include Anderson, Bloomington, Columbus, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis . . .



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