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

Steamboat Springs smart meters could zap Internet

August 14, 2012 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Early evidence shows that wireless signals from the new meters may be interfering with broadband signals.

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Google axes 4,000 Motorola jobs

August 13, 2012 3:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The bloodletting has begun at Motorola Mobility, as Google said it plans to cut 4,000 jobs in an attempt to reenergize Motorola’s bottom line.

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Time Warner Cable inks backbone agreement with Level 3

August 13, 2012 3:25 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable increased the reliability of its national network by signing a backbone agreement with Level 3 Communications.

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Analyst: Operators must cut fees on shared data plans

August 13, 2012 3:23 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

A well-known industry analyst is telling wireless operators to cut fees on shared data plans.

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Pac-12 working to get satellite, telco deals

August 13, 2012 3:12 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Pac-12 said it is unlikely it will have distribution agreements in place for its new television networks with all four of the major satellite and telco providers in time for launch.

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Comcast adds Android users into WatchESPN app mix

August 10, 2012 2:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast sports fans can now tap into more live sports action now that the cable operator has added support for Android devices on the WatchESPN app.

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Report: AT&T tops for Ethernet services; Cox 5th overall

August 10, 2012 2:51 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

AT&T is the top dog on Vertical Systems Group’s latest business Ethernet services leaderboard, while Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable were ranked fifth and seventh, respectively.

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Windstream shares down after Q2 report

August 10, 2012 2:49 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Phone company Windstream's second-quarter service revenues came in below Wall Street expectations, sending its stock down close to a two-year low.

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Lake joins Cablevision as SVP of branding, creative

August 10, 2012 2:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cablevision has hired Matt Lake as its senior vice president of branding and creative.

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FEMA upgrades to Sprint Direct Connect

August 10, 2012 2:46 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will use the carrier's Direct Connect service to support its nationwide mass evacuation program.

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ETA taps carriers for Mobile Payments Committee

August 10, 2012 2:44 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

The success of mobile payments depends heavily on collaboration amongst many different players.

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Hawaiian Telcom earns $5.5M in Q2

August 10, 2012 2:42 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hawaiian Telcom said its profits were down nearly 18 percent in the second quarter as depreciation costs rose because of investments in its broadband network.

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CenturyLink posts lower Q2 net income; revenue up

August 9, 2012 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Phone company CenturyLink reported lower net income for the second quarter on Wednesday, dragged down by expenses related to early debt retirement and severance and other charges related to recent acquisitions.

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WICT lines up FCC’s Clyburn to deliver keynote at Touchstones Luncheon

August 9, 2012 12:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced this morning that FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn would deliver the keynote address for its Touchstones Luncheon.

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Liberty Media to spin off Starz

August 9, 2012 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Liberty Media said that it will spin off its Starz cable channels into a separate company, continuing a series of financial machinations in the Liberty family, which is controlled by cable magnate John Malone.

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