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NCTA’s Bullinger retires, receives 2 awards from SCTE

June 29, 2012 11:47 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The NCTA’s Rex Bullinger is retiring in style with two awards from the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.


Dish vows to replace AMC channels in fee dispute

June 29, 2012 11:33 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dish Network said it would replace AMC Networks' channels with HDNet channels, ratcheting up a fee dispute.


Southwest will try out live TV on 5 planes

June 29, 2012 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Southwest Airlines plans to sell live television service on five planes and expand it to more aircraft.


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.



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