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

Phones gain ability to learn by touching

June 18, 2012 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

There's a form of extrasensory perception called psychometry, whose practitioners claim to learn things about objects by touching them.


SK Broadband launches IPv6

June 18, 2012 2:37 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The South Korean MSO implemented the capability with a software upgrade of its Arris CMTSs.


CEO leaving LodgeNet

June 18, 2012 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Sioux Falls-based company that provides Internet services to hotels and other industries is searching for a new CEO.


Weber latest Cablevision exec to join the Charter club

June 15, 2012 2:54 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Scott Weber will clock in at Charter Communications as the executive vice president of network operations, which makes him the fourth executive that has left Cablevision in favor of Charter.


TWC increases broadband penetration to low-income families in NYC

June 15, 2012 2:51 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable has extended a partnership that fosters greater digital penetration to low-income families in New York City.


Verizon rebuts spectrum warehousing claims

June 15, 2012 2:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Verizon Wireless continues its effort to convince the FCC to approve its $3.9 billion purchase of AWS spectrum as the clock ticks down on the deal.


In the media: CenturyLink gears up for video service in Colorado Springs

June 15, 2012 2:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

CenturyLink is working on franchise agreements in order to offer an IPTV service to communities near Colorado Springs, Colo., which are currently being served by Comcast.


Disney rolls out more live TV apps with Comcast

June 15, 2012 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Disney rolled out three more apps that enable pay-TV subscribers of Comcast to watch live TV on the go.


Communal Clearwire? Meet Karma.

June 15, 2012 2:37 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

A new start-up is chucking the conventional approach to data plans in favor of plans that require users to share access to their Wi-Fi hotspots.


Anga Cable Show a bigger draw for foreign attendees

June 15, 2012 2:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The Anga Cable Show in Cologne, Germany, increased its number of foreign attendees from 43 percent to 50 percent.


NBC to stream events, but only to subscribers

June 15, 2012 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Given that NBC pays a premium to air the Olympics, it will allow only authenticated cable and satellite subscribers to view streamed coverage on


Cablevision offers self-provision tool to business customers

June 14, 2012 2:20 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The online tool will enable small business customers to manage many aspects of their own services, including provisioning services and features.


Obama measures aim to promote broadband

June 14, 2012 2:12 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The president signs an order to make it easier to build on federal lands and announces a program to encourage new uses of broadband networks.


Democrats push FCC, DOJ to scrutinize Verizon AWS deal

June 14, 2012 1:59 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

A group of House Democrats are urging the FCC and Justice Department to closely scrutinize Verizon Wireless' purchase of a nationwide block of AWS spectrum from four cable operators.


Proxy firms give WOW/Knology deal stamp of approval

June 14, 2012 1:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Two leading independent proxy advisory firms have thrown their support behind the $1.5 billion merger agreement between WideOpenWest and Knology.



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