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

W.Va. officials defend stimulus broadband spending

July 12, 2012 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

West Virginia bought more than 1,000 expensive Internet routers from Cisco with federal stimulus funds.


Hevey is WICT’s Woman of the Year

July 12, 2012 2:32 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Women in Cable Telecommunications named Carol Hevey, executive vice president of the East Region at Time Warner Cable, as the recipient of its 2012 Woman of the Year award.


Calix lowers Q2 guidance, citing soft sales

July 12, 2012 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Calix's shares lost nearly a third of their value after the broadband equipment company lowered its second-quarter forecast.


Verizon Wireless claims T-Mobile swap ‘enhances’ AWS deal

July 11, 2012 2:44 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Verizon Wireless is telling the FCC that its agreement to swap spectrum with T-Mobile USA makes its purchase of AWS spectrum even better for consumers.


FCC commissioner aiming for Dish spectrum rules by September

July 11, 2012 2:37 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Dish Network's plan to use a large swath of satellite spectrum for a wireless network could get a final decision from federal regulators.


Viacom channels are off DirecTV systems

July 11, 2012 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

DirecTV subscribers are losing access to "The Daily Show" and "SpongeBob SquarePants."


PCT International secures $25M

July 11, 2012 2:30 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The company will use some of the money to recapitalize earlier debt, with the balance used to support global expansion.


Xfinity Home lands in South Florida

July 10, 2012 3:15 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The broadband service enables customers to remotely monitor their home and control digital thermostats and lights in real time.


House Dems again criticize Verizon AWS deal

July 10, 2012 3:11 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

House Democrats are pressuring federal regulators for the second time in a month about Verizon Wireless' marketing deals with those cable operators from which it has proposed buying AWS spectrum.


Operators face more data requests from law enforcement

July 10, 2012 3:07 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Wireless operators are under increasing pressure to hand over private information about their subscribers to law enforcement agencies, raising concerns about consumer privacy.


Krikorian joins board of FreeWheel

July 10, 2012 3:06 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The co-founder of Sling will work with the ad management system supplier.


Cox expands BTN2Go to Android devices

July 10, 2012 3:05 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Customers who subscribe to the Big Ten Network will be able to watch games on their Android handhelds.


Plans afoot to set M2M standards

July 10, 2012 3:02 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Several organizations associated with phone companies are looking to smooth the way for more efficient machine to machine communications.


Malware deadline passes, very few knocked offline

July 10, 2012 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The day that was supposed to see thousands of people knocked off the Internet arrived, but only a few people were affected.


Comcast sells A&E stake to Disney, Hearst for $3B

July 10, 2012 2:55 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Comcast's NBCUniversal is selling its stake in A&E Television Networks to Disney and Hearst for $3.03 billion in cash.



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