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

VTel to expand IPTV reach

April 12, 2012 2:47 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The carrier will use equipment from Alcatel-Lucent to bring fiber-based broadband to rural Vermont customers.

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Analyst: Verizon upgrade fee to bring in $1B

April 12, 2012 2:45 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk said the charge could add about $1 billion to the company's annual earnings before taxes, depreciation and amortization.

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Sony to ax 10,000 workers in restructuring

April 12, 2012 2:43 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

As expected, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai plans to slash 10,000 jobs from the company’s workforce as Sony works to turn around its business amid worst-ever projected losses.

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Review: Wal-Mart previews 'Disc to Digital' movie service

April 12, 2012 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Wal-Mart is testing the UltraViolet digital rights locker – it will provide free streaming rights to movies that customers can prove they own.

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'Marley' to stream on Facebook while in theaters

April 12, 2012 2:39 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Facebook keeps probing ways to get into the film rental biz.

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Shaw continues to climb Wi-Fi learning curve

April 11, 2012 3:02 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Shaw’s Wi-Fi trial is still ongoing with its customers in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, and the lessons learned from the trial are creating the framework for broader rollouts of the service.

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Lightpath carrying uncompressed HD

April 11, 2012 2:52 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The new capability supports media companies used to sharing and working with unprocessed video.

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Elemental Tech busy with collaborations

April 11, 2012 2:51 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The video processing specialist adds support for MPEG DASH and CALM Act compliance.

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Elevate expands Sprint MVNO deal, adds WiMAX

April 11, 2012 2:47 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Elevate said it will use Clearwire's WiMAX network for fixed and mobile broadband services through an expanded MVNO deal with Sprint.

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NCTC announces new hires, expanded agenda

April 11, 2012 2:45 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The organization makes a series of moves that will help its members better deal with IPTV, OTT and other recent networking issues.

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NAMIC announces 2012 Next Generation Leader Awards

April 11, 2012 2:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications recently announced the winners of its 2012 Next Generation Leaders Awards.

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Best Buy CEO resigns amid investigation

April 11, 2012 2:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn resigned amid an ongoing investigation into what the company called his "personal conduct."

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Mediacom to top 100 HD channel mark in Iowa

April 11, 2012 2:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Mediacom Communications will add 43 new HD channels to its lineup in Des Moines and surrounding areas, which will give it more than 100 HD offerings once the channels have been launched.

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Entone fuels hybrid TV deployment in Oklahoma

April 11, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Entone has hooked up with BTC Broadband to help provision a new hybrid TV service in Bixby, Okla.

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Tribune Broadcasting, DirecTV reach 5-year deal

April 10, 2012 5:26 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The deal restores broadcast signals in 19 DirecTV markets.

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