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

NewNet re-launches with WiMAX at the Center

May 7, 2012 2:28 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | Comments

Who says WiMAX is dead? Don’t tell that to the folks at NewNet Communication Technologies or the firm’s owner, Skyview Capital.


Powell to speak at Cable Center’s ACT Forum

May 4, 2012 1:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell has signed on to speak at The Cable Center’s second-annual Academic and Cable Telecommunications (ACT) Forum.


Verizon plans 2013 text-to-911 service

May 4, 2012 1:50 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Verizon Wireless announced a major text-to-911 push, making it the only top-tier operator in the country to offer the emergency service.


Possible jury impasse looms in Oracle-Google trial

May 4, 2012 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal court jury is having a difficult time reaching a verdict in a complex copyright infringement trial pitting Oracle against Google.


Time Warner Cable to carry 4 Star TV channels in select markets

May 4, 2012 1:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable has struck a carriage deal with News Corp. subsidiary Star TV and International Media Distribution to broadcast four Star TV channels.


Manly Videotron viewers now have Spike TV in HD

May 4, 2012 1:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Videotron has added an HD version of Spike TV to its channel lineup.


O’Carroll announces retirement from Rogers Cable

May 3, 2012 6:09 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

After 17 years and a nearly complete overhaul and integration of the company’s wireline and wireless networks, O’Carroll said he’s looking forward to time on his own.


Cablevision adds video subs in Q1

May 3, 2012 2:38 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The achievement aggravates analysts, however, since it was based on promotional pricing that compromised cash flow.


Cox Business cues up social media site for small businesses

May 3, 2012 2:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cox Business has launched a new website in order to help small businesses foster and coordinate their social media efforts.


TWC partners with American Express to promote SignatureHome

May 3, 2012 2:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable is enticing American Express cardholders to sign up for its premium SignatureHome Premium View tier thorough an exclusive partnership.


Bloomberg wins FCC dispute with Comcast

May 3, 2012 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Comcast plans to appeal the decision forcing it to change channel assignments for Bloomberg TV.


Verizon goes on offense against AWS deal critics

May 3, 2012 2:28 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Verizon Wireless sent the FCC a 14-page screed denouncing critics of its AWS purchase to "address a litany of erroneous claims" from T-Mobile USA and a number of other groups.


Cox pushes play on Korean music videos

May 3, 2012 2:23 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cox Communications, in partnership with International Media Distribution and Korean broadcaster tvK24, has launched a video-on-demand service that features Korean music videos.


Colorado telecom overhaul in doubt this year

May 3, 2012 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A bill to end subsidies for phone service in rural areas is faltering.


TV's double vision: When 1 screen isn't enough

May 3, 2012 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Social networking is wreaking a profound change in TV-viewing habits.



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