Broadband Briefs for 08/04/09

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 8:00am

• Comcast launches HD channels in parts of N.J., Philly
By Traci Patterson

Comcast has new high-definition programming choices for customers in its Trenton and Lambertville systems in New Jersey and parts of the city of Philadelphia.

Speed HD, FX HD and Fox News Channel HD have launched on Comcast’s channel lineup across these systems. 

These latest additions join Comcast’s lineup of HD programming, which currently delivers more than 1,000 HD choices.

• WeFi closes 2nd round of funding
By Traci Patterson

WeFi Inc. – which operates a global, open Wi-Fi network – has secured an undisclosed amount of second-round funding.

The funding round was led by venture capital firms Lightspeed Venture Partners and Pitango Venture Capital and will support WeFi’s business and financial needs – it’s being allocated toward expanding development, marketing efforts and strengthening strategic business partnerships.

“We are delighted to keep working with top-tier investment partners like Lightspeed and Pitango,” said Zur Feldman, CEO of WeFi. “With our rapidly growing number of users and our ever-expanding database of Wi-Fi access points record around the world, WeFi is providing the fastest, easiest and most reliable mobile Internet experience available. The new capital will help WeFi expand its technology reach to additional platforms, to accelerate sales and marketing worldwide, to support new partnerships, and to continue to spread our innovative technology. These funds will support the company’s growth over the next couple of years.”

More Broadband Direct 08/04/09:
•  RCN goes with TiVo as primary DVR platform
•  Knology ups revenue, loses subs in Q2
•  Verizon adds more interactivity to social networking widgets
•  SureWest sells fixed wireless assets to Yonder Media
•  Frontier sees decrease in revenue, profit in Q2
•  Broadband Briefs for 08/04/09



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