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New appropriations bill could block net neutrality

June 11, 2015 11:31 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

A House appropriations bill was introduced Wednesday that could prevent net neutrality rules from taking effect on Friday. The bill would prevent the FCC from using government funds to implement the . . .


Report: Alcatel-Lucent CEO heading to Altice

June 11, 2015 11:13 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

As part of the all-share deal, which values ALU at $17.5 billion, Combes said he would be stepping down before the companies combine.

Netflix's stock soars as shareholders clear way for split

June 11, 2015 10:34 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shareholders set the stage for Netflix to split its stock by approving a proposal that will allow the board to...                  


Otter Media CEO Vahidi resigns

June 11, 2015 10:25 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

As AT&T deals with executive team shakeups at Otter Media, the company is nearing final approval for its...                         

Briefs: Comcast, Wave, Windstream, Sckipio

June 11, 2015 9:40 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Comcast announced Daniel C. Murdock has been appointed as vice president, corporate controller. Murdock will serve as senior leader within Comcast's finance department and oversee accounting policies . . .


4K TV shipments quadruple while overall growth slows

June 10, 2015 3:17 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Global 4K TV shipments increased nearly 400 percent during the first quarter of 2015 with distribution units reaching 4.7 million. Yet, overall TV shipments fell 2 percent. LCD, plasma, OLED, and . . .


Metrological’s App Emulator running smoothly

June 10, 2015 12:25 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Metrological's App Emulator has tested over 250 apps within the past six weeks. The company said apps have been running smoothly on the RDK stack without modifications or adjustments. To create the . . .


Report: SpaceX wants to begin testing satellite broadband service

June 10, 2015 12:12 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Google is injecting SpaceX with a $1 billion investment, part of which will be used to fund the fledging satellite internet plans.


Deutsche Telekom denies report stating T-Mobile not interested in Dish merger

June 10, 2015 11:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Deustche Telekom (DT) is denying a report from the New York Post that claims the company may not be interested in merging T-Mobile with Dish Network.


AT&T, Cogent sign long-term interconnection pact

June 10, 2015 11:00 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The companies say the new pact will smooth traffic interchange while also freeing up additional capacity and new interconnection locations.

Briefs: Comcast, Espial, CoreSite Realty, Thomson Video Networks

June 10, 2015 9:44 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Troy Griffin is now vice president of customer service strategy and operations for Comcast's beltway region while Espial has a new business group. Espial experience professional services will be headed . . .


House votes to make ban on Internet access taxes permanent

June 10, 2015 9:28 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | Comments

The House passed the bill by a voice vote that did not require lawmakers to record their votes. The bill now goes to the Senate.

Marriott to offer Netflix access at hotels

June 10, 2015 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Marriott says it is the first hotel brand to allow guests direct access to Netflix.                                     

AT&T, CBS proceed with shaky programming agreement talks

June 9, 2015 4:45 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

AT&T’s U-Verse programming agreement for CBS, and cable channels including Showtime is set to expire on June 30.


No TV news but Apple does add picture-in-picture to iOS

June 9, 2015 11:55 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In lieu of outlining its new TV strategy, Apple announced that the upcoming iOS 9 will gain a classic TV feature: picture-in-picture.


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