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Midcontinent picks Cisco's cBR-8 on road to gigabit service

July 21, 2015 12:21 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Midcontinent currently offers 200 Mbps broadband, TV, phone and home automation to 300,000 customers.                               


Comcast Wholesale HITS taps Rovi’s DTA program guide

July 21, 2015 11:50 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Rovi’s interactive program guide for digital terminal adapters (DTA) will accommodate both the SD and HD signals for HITS’s MPEG-4 cable distribution platform.


Verizon switches on 100 Mbps service in NYC

July 21, 2015 10:57 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Verizon has invested more than $3.5 billion on its fiber network in New York City.                                                   


Verizon braces for FiOS revenue hit on big demand for skinny TV bundles

July 21, 2015 10:31 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

FiOS revenue rose 10 percent year-over-year, reaching $3.4 billion.                                                      


CEO of Japan's Toshiba resigns over doctored books

July 21, 2015 9:30 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Toshiba Corp. acknowledged a systematic cover-up, which began in 2008.                                                             

Briefs: Cablevision, CenturyLink, OIC, NEC, NetCracker, Indosat

July 21, 2015 9:24 am | by CED Staff | Comments

Cablevision Systems Corporation announced that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 9,071,370 for its audience measurement and analytics system.


Dish Network’s Sling TV kicks off #TakeBackTV ad campaign

July 20, 2015 12:18 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The first Sling TV ads surface months after the service officially launched.                                                        


Comcast, HBO, Mediacom unite in TV Everywhere awareness push

July 20, 2015 11:58 am | Comments

The collective includes Comcast, Cox Communications, Mediacom, A&E, Turner Networks, HBO, and Univision.                           


Google shareholders revel in record 1-day windfall of $65.1B

July 20, 2015 11:53 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Business Writer; Marley Jay, AP Business Writer | Comments

A 16 percent surge in Google's publicly traded stock translated into an additional $65.1 billion in shareholder wealth, on paper at least.


Armstrong testing Ultra HD linear TV offering

July 20, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Armstrong is testing out satellite provider SES’s Ultra HD solution in what the companies are calling the first-ever live, linear UHD TV trial.


FCC sets start date for incentive auction

July 20, 2015 10:56 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Within the FCC’s list of items currently being circulated among the Commission is an item setting March 29, 2016 as the start date for auctions.


Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, personal info posted

July 20, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Toronto-based Avid Life Media Inc. says it has had the hackers' posts, which included personal information, taken down and has hired a technology security firm. The company and law enforcement are investigating.

Briefs: AT&T, Vubiq, Adobe, IMAX

July 20, 2015 9:26 am | by CED Staff | Comments

The Kansas 9-1-1 Coordinating Council has awarded a contract to AT&T to provide a "Next Generation 9-1-1" emergency communications system across the state.


Briefs: RCN, Synopsis, Gemalto, RADWIN

July 17, 2015 11:10 am | by CED Staff | Comments

RCN Television Group (RCN) announced that RCN has purchased the entire interest of its joint-venture partner, FOX International Channels (FIC), in the U.S. Spanish language broadcast network, MundoFox. 


Shareholders approve Samsung deal paving way for succession

July 17, 2015 10:52 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | Comments

Shareholders approved Friday a highly contested deal that strengthens the Samsung family's grip on the world's largest smartphone maker, sparking criticism that South Korea lacks sufficient protections for foreign investors and small shareholders.



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