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

Vermont towns Bradford, Topsham to get broadband

June 29, 2012 11:24 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Vermont Telecommunications Authority has announced a $378,200 grant award to Topsham Communications to deploy fiber-optic cable


Moloney exits Motorola; Fawaz takes helm at Home division

June 28, 2012 4:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Motorola Mobility President Dan Moloney is leaving the company, and former Charter CTO Marwan Fawaz is now on board as EVP of the company’s Home division.


Comcast dinged with $800K fine

June 28, 2012 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The MSO agrees to pay a fine levied by the FCC for failing to fully comply with a condition of its merger with NBCUniversal.


Bright House reels in multi-year services contract with Fla. school district

June 28, 2012 2:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Bright House Networks has landed a multi-year services contract with Orange County Public Schools in Florida.


TWC, Bright House subs get HBO Go on Kindle Fire

June 28, 2012 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Insight Communications customers were slated to get HBO Go on their Kindle Fire tablets.


Sprint LTE to hit 5 cities July 15

June 28, 2012 2:12 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Sprint's LTE network will light up in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Kansas City, the first five markets of its planned 10-city launch.


Sportsman HD draws a bead on Charter systems

June 28, 2012 2:10 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Sportsman Channel’s HD offering is slated for rollouts in Charter Communications’ Northern California, Oregon, Minnesota and New England markets.


Knology stockholders approve merger deal with WOW

June 27, 2012 2:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

During a special shareholders meeting, Knology stockholders approved the $1.5 billion merger agreement that was put forth by WideOpenWest.


Comcast wraps up ‘Digital Downtown’ project in San Mateo

June 27, 2012 2:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast Business Services has put the finishing touches on a fiber-optical backbone in the downtown area of San Mateo, Calif.


Bow to the wow: Cablevision debuts dog for Wi-Fi promo, app for iOS

June 27, 2012 2:04 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cablevision is staying on top of its Wi-Fi game with the release of a new search app for iOS devices and the debut of a new animated ad campaign that features “HotSpot” the dog.


Liberty Global, Searchlight team up to buy OneLink for $585M

June 27, 2012 2:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Liberty Global subsidiary LGI Broadband Operations and Searchlight Capital Partners have teamed up to buy Puerto Rico-based cable operator OneLink.


FCC stalls Verizon AWS deal to examine T-Mobile swap

June 27, 2012 1:58 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Verizon was aiming to speed along the FCC's review of its AWS purchase by swapping some spectrum with T-Mobile USA, but that strategy has now resulted in a delay.


T-Mobile's new plans offer throttling or overage fees

June 27, 2012 1:56 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

T-Mobile is rolling out new plans for business customers who would rather pay overage fees than have their data speeds slowed to a crawl.


Report: Internet access skyrockets on mobile

June 27, 2012 1:54 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

More and more, people are turning to their mobile phones for their Internet fix.


Tiny Andorra offers fastest Internet

June 26, 2012 2:35 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The national communications provider is using equipment from Aurora Networks to provide both the fastest upstream and downstream service currently available.



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