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Marvell, Wilocity partner on tri-band Wi-Fi

July 23, 2012 1:50 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Marvell and Wilocity announced a new partnership to bring tri-band Wi-Fi solutions enabled with 802.11ad to market.


Lake County's broadband effort in Minn. rankles private co.

July 23, 2012 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The project can't succeed without taking the majority of Mediacom's customers.


DirecTV customers: Sponge Bob is back

July 20, 2012 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Viacom and the satellite TV service provider have settled a dispute that had cut off access to 17 Viacom channels for DirecTV subscribers.


Hearst TV service continuing in New England

July 20, 2012 1:19 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

New England viewers of Hearst television stations will continue to see their programs after the media company announced it has reached a retransmission consent agreement with Time Warner Cable.


Dish’s Q2 subscriber loss smaller than expected

July 20, 2012 1:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dish Network lost 10,000 net subscribers in the quarter, which was smaller than analysts predicted in a typically weak quarter for pay-TV operators.


Google's Q2 earnings rise as clicks on ads soar

July 20, 2012 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is getting even better at showing online ads to the right people at the right time. That enabled the Internet search leader to hit analysts' earnings target for the second quarter.


Microsoft reports 1st loss as public company

July 20, 2012 1:14 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft posted its first quarterly loss in its 26 years as a public company as it declared a struggling online ad business a bust and prepared for one of the biggest product updates in its history.


U.S. venture funding falls 12% in Q2 to $7B

July 20, 2012 1:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Funding for start-ups fell 12 percent in the April-June period as U.S. venture capitalists poured less money into fewer deals than a year earlier.


Google stays coy on Motorola plans

July 20, 2012 12:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Google provided no details about its plans for Motorola Mobility during its earnings call, leaving the industry without an indication of the Internet search giant's strategy for the hardware space.


In the media: Comcast teeing up 305 Mbps tier

July 20, 2012 10:57 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

In an answering salvo to Verizon’s 300 Mbps data tier, Comcast is reportedly laying the groundwork for a 305 Mbps tier that will launch in Verizon FiOS markets.


Verizon’s broadband adds fewest in 4 years

July 19, 2012 3:15 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Solid subscriber growth of FiOS Internet barely compensates for DSL losses; FiOS TV grows, as well.


Comcast launches online Learning Center for Internet Essentials

July 19, 2012 3:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast is augmenting its low-cost Internet Essentials broadband tier with an enhanced online Learning Center.


Google to make fiber announcement next week

July 19, 2012 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is planning an announcement in Kansas City about its ultra-high-speed Internet network, but it declined to give any details.


Illinois governor signs consumer utility laws

July 19, 2012 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The scam – with charges ranging from $10 to $45 per bill – has been around for years on landline phone bills and is creeping into the cell phone industry.


Satview Broadband vows to expand

July 19, 2012 3:05 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Satview Broadband, an MSO that serves several rural areas in Nevada, said it is negotiating to buy up to five more nearby cable systems.



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