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Hawaiian Telcom earns $5.5M in Q2

August 10, 2012 2:42 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hawaiian Telcom said its profits were down nearly 18 percent in the second quarter as depreciation costs rose because of investments in its broadband network.

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CenturyLink posts lower Q2 net income; revenue up

August 9, 2012 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Phone company CenturyLink reported lower net income for the second quarter on Wednesday, dragged down by expenses related to early debt retirement and severance and other charges related to recent acquisitions.

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WICT lines up FCC’s Clyburn to deliver keynote at Touchstones Luncheon

August 9, 2012 12:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced this morning that FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn would deliver the keynote address for its Touchstones Luncheon.

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Liberty Media to spin off Starz

August 9, 2012 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Liberty Media said that it will spin off its Starz cable channels into a separate company, continuing a series of financial machinations in the Liberty family, which is controlled by cable magnate John Malone.

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Dish mum on Clearwire investment rumors

August 9, 2012 11:52 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen is staying quiet on speculation that the company has become a major investor in Clearwire.

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Comcast keeps customers connected with Movers Edge Program

August 8, 2012 4:04 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast is somewhat easing the burden of moving for its customers with its new Movers Edge Program, which offers various amenities and options for keeping subscribers connected to their triple-play services.

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Cablevision app lights up on Kindle Fire

August 8, 2012 4:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Cablevision has unleashed its Optimum App for the Kindle Fire to give subscribers access to live and on-demand programming.

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MetroPCS outs 1st VoLTE phone

August 8, 2012 3:59 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

MetroPCS has become the first operator in the country to launch voice service on an LTE network.

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Time Warner Cable prices $1.25B debt offering

August 8, 2012 3:57 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

It plans to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of debt.

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SeaChange hires Noppe as GM for EMEA/APAC region

August 8, 2012 3:55 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

SeaChange International has hired cable operator industry veteran Andrei Noppe as senior vice president and general manager of its EMEA/APAC region.

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Free Wi-Fi catches on with NYC's subway riders

August 8, 2012 3:53 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The new service is part of a $200 million plan to connect the subway to the outside world.

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Cash isn’t king in the mobile wallet

August 8, 2012 3:52 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

The mobile wallet is coming, and it could be closer than you think.

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GAO report recommends FCC review of SAR limits

August 8, 2012 3:49 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

The United States Government Accountability Office released a study recommending that the FCC review limits placed on specific absorption rate (SAR), the amount of radio frequency absorbed by the body when using a cell phone.

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Charter narrows basic video subscriber loss in Q2

August 7, 2012 3:19 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Charter Communications narrowed its revenue loss, improved on the number of basic video subscribers it had lost over the previous quarter a year ago and added 29,000 new data subscribers.

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Cablevision holds the line on video subs in Q2

August 7, 2012 3:15 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

It was no surprise that Cablevision added data and phone customers in the second quarter, but the nation’s fifth-largest cable operator also managed to retain its basic video subscribers, as well.

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