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Broadband Briefs for July 26, 2010

Mon, 07/26/2010 - 8:00am

U-verse lands in Chattanooga 
By Brian Santo

Chattanooga is the latest market in which AT&T has made U-verse services available.

U-verse TV, U-verse high-speed Internet and U-verse Voice will be available in parts of the Tennessee city as of today.

"Today's launch of AT&T U-verse reflects our commitment to make the significant investments to bring Tennessee consumers a new era of true video competition," said Gregg Morton, president of AT&T Tennessee.

Ensequence powering QVC iTV
By CED staff

QVC is using Ensequence's Managed Services Group and iTV Manager Programmer Edition services to deliver an interactive TV remote control shopping experience.

"Recent quantitative research has proven that consumers are interested in shopping and buying with their remotes," said Peter Low, Ensequence's CEO. "With interactive TV, viewers are able to respond immediately to product offers."

QVC will offer a selection of products for viewing and purchase across cable set-top boxes. And with the Ensequence iTV Manager Dynamic Data module, QVC can change its "shop window" to suit the products available and add multi-product display capabilities. Product details can be quickly updated, modified and synchronized to video content on a daily or hourly basis.

Independent Show: Mullan Cable picks XCast for voice service
By CED staff

Today at the Independent Show in Baltimore, XCast Labs announced that Mullan Cable will be using its digital voice and video platform to provision services to its subscribers in Idaho.

Mullan Cable is a full-service independent operator with operations Mullan, Idaho. The company offers triple-play services to its customers.

XCast Labs' proprietary Digital Voice and Video (DV&V) platform is a hosted, IP-based integrated platform that delivers Class 5 switching with MIR (Most Intelligent Routing), video telephony, IP-PBX, SIP trunking and other advanced IP applications.

"XCast Labs is an obvious choice for cable operators who need to deploy services that are not only cost-effective, but also of the highest quality and quick to rollout," said Mullan Cable CEO James Dahl. "It was clear to us from the start of our review process that XCast has the support, engineering and industry expertise to ensure that our team has the necessary tools to succeed in today's constantly changing economy and to grow our business to new heights."

More Broadband Direct 7/26/10:

•  Comcast drops 75 new channels into Calif. communities
•  Verizon climbs on board Clearleap's cloud
•  2Wire sold to Pace for $475M
•  Motorola hosting SDV as a service
•  IBBS scoops up VoIP provider SinglePipe
•  Tektronix bows technical advisory board
•  Online viewers a hard sell
•  CTIA files suit to block SF measure
•  FCC, public safety at odds over broadband plan
•  Where are Comcast, FairPoint in Vermont?
•  Taiwan, Japan to develop broadband technologies
•  Apple shows Droid X suffering from death grip
•  New government rules allow unapproved iPhone apps
•  India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer
•  Broadband Briefs for July 26, 2010
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