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Broadband Briefs for August 19, 2010

August 19, 2010 8:00 am | Comments

Rogers' board declares quarterly dividend . . . Skype chief development officer resigns.

Traver leaves Comcast Media Center

August 18, 2010 8:30 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Gary Traver is no longer holding the reins at the Comcast Media Center in Denver.

It's a wrap: Suddenlink finishes all-digital conversion in Kingwood, Tex.

August 18, 2010 8:25 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

It's all thanks to Suddenlink's recently completed conversion to an all-digital lineup.


Windstream buying Q-Comm

August 18, 2010 8:20 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Windstream is banking on winning wireless backhaul business.


Clearleap, RCDb team up to offer cable VOD on Blu-ray devices

August 18, 2010 8:15 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The two companies have combined their technologies for the service.

Boxee to add Widevine's DRM, adaptive streaming to platform

August 18, 2010 8:10 am | by CED staff | Comments

Boxee's customers will be able to access more high-quality, secure content than ever before.

ACA to FCC: Watch those rates

August 18, 2010 8:03 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The organization appeals for low pole attachment rates.

T-Mobile teases HPSA+ G2 smartphone

August 18, 2010 8:00 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Customers can register to receive e-mail updates on a new HSPA+-capable smartphone.


The fresh picocell of BelAir

August 17, 2010 8:35 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

BelAir Networks introduced a picocell (the BelAir100SP) that can be attached to any HFC network to provide wireless backhaul for just about any extant wireless communications device.

SCTE to debut network security course next month

August 17, 2010 8:25 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Registration is now open for its new online Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security course.

Promotions abound at Buckeye, Block Communications

August 17, 2010 8:25 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

W.H. "Chip" Carstensen was named Block Communications' new president.

In the media: Hulu ponders fall IPO

August 17, 2010 8:20 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Hulu is testing the waters on a fall initial public offering.

FairPoint CEO asked to step down

August 17, 2010 8:15 am | by Dave Gram, The Associated Press | Comments

FairPoint's secured creditors have asked CEO David Hauser to resign.

Dessureault returns to Videotron

August 17, 2010 8:10 am | by CED Staff | Comments

On the cusp of its wireless network launch, Videotron has brought Isabelle Dessureault back.

Survey of viewers shows extent of TV time shifting

August 17, 2010 8:05 am | by David Bauder, AP Television Writer | Comments

If you've never time-shifted a primetime television series, you're now in the minority.


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