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

FCC opens up unused TV signals for broadband

September 24, 2010 8:35 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The wireless broadband networks will be more powerful and can reach farther than today's Wi-Fi hotspots.

Next up for FCC: Letting CableCards die

September 24, 2010 8:30 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The Commission will consider new CableCard rules at its Oct. 14 meeting.

TiVo names former RCN exec to board

September 24, 2010 8:25 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

TiVo has added former RCN President and CEO Peter Aquino to its board of directors.


CSG Systems to buy U.K.'s Intec Telecom for $372M

September 24, 2010 8:20 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Intec Telecom is an international provider of business support systems (BSS) software.

Sigma chip powers Netgear's Push2TV

September 24, 2010 8:15 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Take that, Hulu.

Netflix, NBCU ink expanded license deal

September 24, 2010 8:10 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The expanded license agreement includes more popular NBC shows for online streaming by Netflix.

CFO: Time Warner may test premium VOD next year

September 24, 2010 8:05 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Comments

John Martin said the company will likely test letting people pay $20 or $30 to watch new-release movies at home.

SureWest to repurchase 1M shares of stock

September 24, 2010 8:00 am | by CED staff | Comments

The company repurchased 1 million shares of its common stock.


Media: Comcast no more $ for Clearwire; re-launch of TV Everywhere next month

September 23, 2010 8:20 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast CFO Angelakis said putting more money in Clearwire is unlikely.

Concurrent buys TellyTopia's assets

September 23, 2010 8:15 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The move expands what qualifies as "on-demand"

Time Warner Cable expands availability of Whole House On Demand

September 23, 2010 8:10 am | by CED Staff | Comments

The service recently became available in Lincoln, Nebraska and surrounding areas.

Comcast launches Indie Film Club for VOD service

September 23, 2010 8:05 am | by CED Staff | Comments

In order to bring its digital video subscribers more independent film offerings, Comcast has created the Indie Film Club for its video-on-demand service.

Trilithic adds handheld Ethernet tester

September 23, 2010 8:00 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The unit can be used for the network edge, NOCs, and data centers.

Videotron offers blazing speed with 120 Mbps tier

September 22, 2010 8:30 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The Canadian cable operator has taken over the top spot for the fastest data tier by a cable operator in North America.

Suddenlink's got your back with security service

September 22, 2010 8:25 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Customers in Louisiana are the latest to have access to Suddenlink Security.


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