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Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

Tales from decrypt

July 26, 2012 3:36 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Just when the FCC was ready to consider lifting the ban on encryption for cable’s basic tier, along came Boxee throwing a wrench into the works.

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TWC pumps $850,000 into new state-of-the-art hub in S.C.

July 23, 2012 1:58 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable engineers took an innovative approach to a new hub in Summerville, S.C., by grouping services together into pods.

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ThinkAnalytics serves up recommendation engine to 70M customers

June 28, 2012 2:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

ThinkAnalytics’ recommendation engine serves 70 million subscribers in eight languages.

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Google’s got your back for safe browsing

June 22, 2012 2:40 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Whether you view Google as a burgeoning, Borg-like Evil Empire or not, it has been proactive on the safe browsing front.

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TWC engineers IP workaround for Fleet Week in NYC

May 30, 2012 3:04 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable posted a blog and video yesterday about how the cable operator overcomes the frequency noise that is associated with Fleet Week in New York City.

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Cox CTO Hart shares thoughts on Cable Show, big picture at MSO

May 25, 2012 2:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cox Communications CTO Kevin Hart outlines the company’s key projects and initiatives.

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Cablevision’s Wi-Fi network an industry beacon

May 21, 2012 11:50 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

While Cablevision has been in the news for the steady stream of executives that have left the company, its decision to build a Wi-Fi network in 2008 has turned out to be visionary.

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Comcast trades bandwidth cap for a threshold

May 17, 2012 5:21 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The MSO suspends its 250-GB-a-month usage allocation for all, effective immediately. On the way is a 300 GB allowance, plus the option to buy additional bandwidth.

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Cable gets the lead out

May 11, 2012 3:00 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

CableLabs’ booth at the upcoming Cable Show will demonstrate how cable is moving at a gallop to innovate, with everything from augmented reality to a new way to tag and ID video content.

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Messaging for fun, profit

May 1, 2012 3:00 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

A top 5 MSO installs Front Porch’s messaging system and gets a huge boost in response rates on mobile phone app.

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TWC, Verizon Wireless could have joint products this year

April 27, 2012 3:20 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The current marketing effort between the two includes a $200 prepaid debit card for customers that choose to add Verizon Wireless’ service and upgrade at least one of their Time Warner Cable services.

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EchoStar’s Aria platform fades to black

April 24, 2012 1:52 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

EchoStar is abandoning its efforts to serve Tier 2 and Tier 3 cable operators in the United States with its Aria platform, which included its own brand of set-top boxes.

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Dyyno blows down cost barrier for TV Everywhere

April 17, 2012 2:23 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Using low-cost servers, Android-based set-tops and a cloud-based partner, Dyyno puts TV Everywhere within the reach of small operators.

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Home automation: Comcast to add Technicolor touchscreen

April 9, 2012 2:14 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

While Comcast has opened the floodgates on its Xfinity Home service, with plans to have it launched in virtually every system by year’s end, it will also start using a second touchscreen from Technicolor.

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CPE brought into IPv6 test process

March 23, 2012 2:50 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Laboratory will be testing gateways for IPv6 conformance during a mid-April testing event.

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