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

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.                               

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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.

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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.                                                   

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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.                                                      

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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.

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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.                                                        

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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.                           

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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