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Report: FTC to review Apple iAd practices

June 14, 2010 8:05 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

The FTC will look into allegations that its ban of third-party advertising services in applications for the iPhone and iPad are anticompetitive.

Broadband Briefs for 06/14/10

June 14, 2010 8:00 am | Comments

Time Warner adds another Wisconsin system . . . Verizon to buy Ford natural gas vans.

Suddenlink’s Max 107.0 service touches down in W.Va., Ohio

June 11, 2010 8:35 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Suddenlink launched its Max 107.0 DOCSIS 3.0-based data service in the Pomeroy area of West Virginia and in two counties in Ohio.


SureWest offers subs remote DVR, Caller ID on TV

June 11, 2010 8:30 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

SureWest is now offering free Online DVR Manager and Caller ID on TV converged services to its digital TV customers in the Sacrament area.

Charter launches Disney channels in on-demand mode

June 11, 2010 8:25 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Charter has launched free VOD programs from Walt Disney’s stable of networks.

Bright House adds more HD, Start Over channels in Fla.

June 11, 2010 8:20 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Bright House added five new channels and 10 more Start Over channels in its Central Florida Division.

FBI investigating AT & T iPad security breach

June 11, 2010 8:15 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The FBI is investigating a data breach at AT&T that exposed the e-mail addresses of more than 114,000 owners of the iPad.

O2 follows AT & T with tiered data

June 11, 2010 8:10 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Imagine O2 U.K. customers’ surprise yesterday when their carrier followed AT&T’s lead and capped data at 1 GB.


BroadSoft expected to raise up to $95M in IPO

June 11, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BroadSoft plans to raise as much as $95 million through an initial public offering next week.

Motorola and Research In Motion settle dispute

June 11, 2010 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Motorola and RIM have settled a patent complaint over mobile technology.

Charter settles lawsuit with field techs for $18M

June 10, 2010 8:40 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Charter has settled a wage and hour class-action lawsuit.

In the media: 7 bidders for Bresnan buy

June 10, 2010 8:35 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Cablevision, Charter and Suddenlink are said to be among the potential buyers.

ESPN preps 3-D commercials for World Cup; DirecTV has 3-D coverage

June 10, 2010 8:30 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The 3-D World Cup soccer pitch is getting awfully crowed.

Tech cos. form Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group

June 10, 2010 8:25 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Companies include Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Google, AT&T and Verizon.

EastLink installs Cisco routers

June 10, 2010 8:20 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The Canadian CSP prepares for increased demand for bandwidth.


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