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Sprint's Clearwire stake dips below 50%

June 11, 2012 1:33 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Sprint's stake in Clearwire has dropped past the 50 percent mark, allowing the operator to increase its voting rights without taking on Clearwire's default risk.


Cox promotes Cronin to SVP of customer experience

June 11, 2012 1:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cox Communications’ Paul Cronin got a call up to the big leagues with his recent promotion to senior vice president of customer experience.


Hundt joins board of DSL start-up

June 11, 2012 1:28 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The former FCC chairman takes a seat on the board of Assia, which has developed software tools for DSL network management.


U.S. Internet advertising spending hits $8.4B in Q1

June 11, 2012 1:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

That's the highest ever for the first quarter, up 15 percent from $7.3 billion in the same period last year.


Pegasus Wireless CEO sentenced in stock fraud

June 11, 2012 1:24 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pegasus' former chief financial officer, Stephen Durland, has also been sentenced in connection with the scheme.


Cable tests HTML5, new CableLabs tru2way tool

June 8, 2012 3:15 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

HTML5 is shaping up to be the point where cable companies, which have long prospered using standards common amongst themselves, begin to employ standards commonly used by the electronics industry at large.


Xfinity Home settles in Santa Barbara, Pittsburgh

June 8, 2012 3:14 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Comcast now has Xfinity Home available in all of its California markets.


Apodaca leaves Charter Communications

June 8, 2012 3:13 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The company has not yet decided if it will appoint a new president of operations.


Dish chairman pushes FCC chiefs on spectrum rules

June 8, 2012 3:12 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Dish Network Chairman and former CEO Charlie Ergen held a series of high-level meetings with FCC officials urging the agency to allow it to use 40 MHz of satellite spectrum for cellular services.


Arris takes minority interest in Rev2

June 8, 2012 3:09 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Rev2 announces the promotion of chief technology officer Robert Cruickshank III to chief executive officer.


T-Mobile readies 1900 MHz HSPA+ test network at Moscone

June 8, 2012 3:08 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

T-Mobile USA is testing an HSPA+ network on its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, where Apple will hold its World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC).


Facebook rolling out central location for apps

June 8, 2012 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Facebook is beginning to roll out its App Center to its nearly 1 billion users so they can find games and other applications with social components more easily.


Comcast’s Xfinity Home App now available on Android devices

June 7, 2012 2:19 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast customers that use its Xfinity Home service can now control their systems remotely via selected Android devices with the company’s Xfinity Home app.


Sprint pulls online iDEN sales; retail to follow

June 7, 2012 2:11 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Sprint is no longer selling iDEN phones on its website and will phase the devices out of stores this month.


Broadband expands to 4K more in Vermont

June 7, 2012 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

This moves the state a step closer to its goal of high-speed Internet access in every corner of the state by the end of 2013.



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