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

Briefs: Cox, DVEO, Charter, Netflix

July 24, 2015 9:19 am | by CED Staff | Comments

Cox Communications announced that it is launching its gigabit Internet service for residential customers in Louisiana.             

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Moffett: Pay-TV programming costs could squash broadband investment

July 23, 2015 12:35 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The other outcome Moffett predicted is that broadband costs to the consumer will have to rise to fill in the gap in revenues.      

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Comcast adds Internet customers as video losses slow

July 23, 2015 11:43 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | Comments

The country's largest cable company added 180,000 Internet customers in the April-June quarter, the smallest gain in at least two years.

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Dish rebukes FCC’s plan to withhold $3B in auction credits

July 23, 2015 10:59 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

"Our investments in NorthStar and SNR helped make the AWS-3 auction the most successful spectrum auction in FCC history."

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Powers behind 'Power' lobby Hill lawmakers for support

July 23, 2015 10:24 am | by Glynn A. Hill, Associated Press | Comments

"Power" star Omari Hardwick and the creator of the popular Starz series lobbied lawmakers Wednesday for greater support for cable programs that appeal to minority audiences.

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Qualcomm to cut 15 percent of workforce

July 23, 2015 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Qualcomm says it will cut jobs, update its board and review its business structure as part of an effort to improve its performance.

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Briefs: AOL, Cox, Crown Media, AT&T, Popcornflix

July 23, 2015 10:12 am | by CED Staff | Comments

AOL today announced the global expansion of the company’s suite of premium ad solutions into video with the introduction of five new linear premium video ad formats.

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Technicolor buys Cisco’s set-top box business for $600 million

July 23, 2015 9:54 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In addition to the sale, Cisco and Technicolor are creating a strategic partnership to develop video and broadband products and services.

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Yahoo suffers 2Q loss as revenue growth eludes company

July 22, 2015 11:37 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Investors focus on Yahoo's net revenue because it reflects how much money the company keeps after paying its ad commissions, also known as "traffic acquisition costs."

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Study: 59 percent of people watch mobile TV

July 22, 2015 11:34 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Younger age groups represent the largest segments of mobile TV adopters.                                                             

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Apple shares tank on earnings report

July 22, 2015 10:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | Comments

Apple fell tanked over 7 percent in after-hours trading following release of the company's fiscal third-quarter earnings report.

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Briefs: ARRIS, Comcast, MaxLinear, CenturyLink

July 22, 2015 10:34 am | by CED Staff | Comments

ARRIS Group Inc introduced ARRIS Hosted Service Provider (SP) Wi-Fi, a hosted version of its managed Service Provider Wi-Fi solution for expanding Wi-Fi service offerings.

FCC outlines conditions for AT&T-DirecTV deal

July 22, 2015 9:55 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Wheeler says that if the conditions are met, AT&T will build fiber out to another 12.5 million customer locations.                 

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Report: FCC close to approving AT&T-DirecTV merger

July 21, 2015 5:16 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Once the Commission votes, if it approves the deal, AT&T and DirecTV can move forward, having already gained the blessing of the U.S. Justice Department.

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Diddy’s Revolt TV coming to AT&T U-verse customers

July 21, 2015 4:39 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Revolt launched in 2013 as a cable channel on Comcast and Time Warner Cable.                                                    

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