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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.


Broadcom unveils DOCSIS 3.1 STB chips, SoC devices

June 9, 2015 11:45 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Broadcom announced a DOCSIS 3.1 cable set-top box reference design for cable operators and manufacturers. Separately the company unveiled a satellite set-top box device for satellite operators, and . . .


US hedge fund asks Seoul court to stop Samsung takeover deal

June 9, 2015 11:17 am | by Youkyung Lee - AP Business Writer | Comments

A U.S. hedge fund is challenging a takeover deal between Samsung companies designed to ensure control of the conglomerate passes to the grandson of its founder.

Workers allege Verizon abandoning copper landlines

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

“As a public utility in these states, Verizon has a duty to maintain services for all customers."                             

Briefs: Comcast Business, Active Broadband Networks, Brightline, Dali Wireless, YipTV

June 9, 2015 9:53 am | by CED staff | Comments

Comcast Business announced its Ethernet services are available in Castle Rock, CO. The 10 Gbps connection is designed for businesses, hospitals, and other organizations that need more capacity . . .  


Vodafone in talks with Liberty Global to exchange assets

June 8, 2015 3:54 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Vodafone confirmed it is in talks with Liberty Global about potentially exchanging assets. Vodafone said it does not intend to combine all its assets with Liberty Global, and that the talks could . . .


Showtime OTT also coming to Roku, Sony Vue

June 8, 2015 12:04 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Showtime's new OTT service will be available through Roku set-top boxes, Sony's Vue TV, Apple TV, and iOS devices beginning in June. The standalone service will be available for $11 a month. Showtime . . .


Cogeco’s Atlantic Broadband buying MetroCast Connecticut

June 8, 2015 11:20 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The U.S. cable company, a subsidiary of Cogeco Cable, said the MetroCast network passes about 70,000 homes.                        


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