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

India orders telecoms to block more than 850 adult websites

August 4, 2015 11:51 am | by Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press | Comments

The leaked government order, dated last Friday, orders Internet service providers to block access to the 857 sites on grounds of morality and decency.

Charter CEO sees pay TV upside despite 2Q video subscriber losses

August 4, 2015 11:39 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“My sense is that it’s not all about to fall apart. Because there’s nothing incenting anyone to pull it apart,” Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said.

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Comcast speeding up its discounted Internet service

August 4, 2015 10:53 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | Comments

Comcast created the program four years ago as a condition of government approval of its purchase of NBCUniversal.

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Briefs: TIA, Polycom, ALU, fuboTV, 1010data

August 4, 2015 9:40 am | by CED Staff | Comments

fuboTV, an online provider of live, streaming and curated soccer content, announced that it has raised $4 million in Series A funding.

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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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