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Charter, TWC using Penthera's download technology

May 27, 2015 | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Startup Penthera has added Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications to its roster of customers for its video download technology, which complements streaming. The company is currently working on a way to insert ads into downloaded content.

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BlueStream finalizes EF&I asset purchase from AFL

August 3, 2015 1:16 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

BlueStream Professional Services, a KGP Company, wrapped up the purchase of a handful of assets from AFL Network Services’ EF&I business on Monday, leaving it set to take over the EF&I Management Team and approximately 300 AFL associates to BlueStream, as well as some specific customer contracts and projects.

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Briefs: D-Link, TIA, Comtech, Hitron

August 3, 2015 1:00 pm | by CED Staff | Comments

D-Link today announced immediate availability of two new iSCSI SAN Arrays, the 1GbE DSN-6210 and 10GbE DSN-6510. Delivering speed and high availability and flexibility in both physical and virtual environments, the DSN-6210 and 6510 provide...

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Verizon, CWA negotiations continue without strike despite contract lapse

August 3, 2015 12:34 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

Negotiations between Verizon and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) continued Monday despite the lapse of the employment contracts covering more than 37,000 wireline employees in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

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Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV

August 3, 2015 11:44 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Comments

In the past, not all advertisers bought online time along with a pricey 30-second spot during the most-watched TV event of the year. That meant online viewers had to go to a Super Bowl ad repository, such as...

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In wake of DirecTV deal, AT&T bundles wireless and cable

August 3, 2015 10:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

According to a press release, AT&T will offer a wireless and cable bundle that includes HD and DVR basic TV service for up to four receivers, unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines, and...

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Dish says Comcast refusing to air Sling TV ads

July 31, 2015 1:46 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“Maybe these ads hit a little too close to home for them.”                                                                           

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TDS Telecom grows IPTV base in 2Q

July 31, 2015 11:57 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“Our cable segment continues to focus on increasing residential and commercial broadband penetration. We are continuing to seek and evaluate potential cable acquisitions."

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Nokia profit grows as networks division leads turnaround

July 31, 2015 11:22 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | Comments

Nokia said that the networks unit, which accounts for 85 percent of total revenue, was expected to see growth of some 8 to 11 percent for the full year.

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CTIA, AT&T argue Open Internet rules unlawful, arbitrary

July 31, 2015 11:18 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | Comments

The brief calls the FCC's Order, which reclassifies Internet Services Providers (ISP) under Title II of the Communications Act, "unlawful, arbitrary, and the product of improper procedures."

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Gainspeed demos distributed CCAP architecture

July 31, 2015 11:14 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Gainspeed plans to help cable operators go all IP while increasing network capacity and shrinking headend and hub space requirements.

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Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

July 31, 2015 10:29 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737...

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Briefs: Liberty Global, NetCracker, Outerwall, Frontier

July 31, 2015 10:24 am | by CED Staff | Comments

Liberty Global plc today announced that it has acquired 138.7 million shares in ITV plc (“ITV”), thereby increasing its existing stake to a total of 398.5 million shares in ITV...

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Senators’ call for LTE-U oversight by FCC draws mixed reactions

July 31, 2015 9:50 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

A group of Democratic lawmakers Thursday sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, urging the Commission to engage in cautious oversight of LTE technologies...

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CWA rallies New York mayors, attack ads in union fight with Verizon

July 30, 2015 12:43 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The ads hit this week after a majority of Verizon workers within CWA voted in favor of striking unless Verizon alters its contract bargaining demands.

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TWC’s 2Q profits hit by rising programming costs

July 30, 2015 10:55 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The slight profit loss came on elevated revenue, which rose 3.5 percent to $5.93 billion, driven by Business Services growing 16.2 percent year-over-year.

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