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

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.

Tackling the tricky tablet

August 17, 2010 8:00 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Where are the iPad's competitors?

Verizon achieves 1 Gbps on FiOS

August 16, 2010 8:45 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The test shows 1 Gbps service is possible with little modification to the GPON platform.


Suddenlink posts 7.7% increase in Q2 revenues

August 16, 2010 8:40 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The increased revenues were due to a rebound in advertising.

Comcast bulks up VOD offerings in Ore., Wash.

August 16, 2010 8:35 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast has increased the number of its on-demand movie choices by more than 450 percent.


Ruckus debuts public Wi-Fi device for MSOs

August 16, 2010 8:30 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The access point is designed for outdoor use and supports 3G offloading.

Sandvine upgrades traffic management system

August 16, 2010 8:25 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

It's now interoperable with DOCSIS 3.0 gear.

LG-Ericsson JV launches in North America

August 16, 2010 8:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

LG-Ericsson USA provides communications equipment and services.

Sonus ties home VoIP to mobile devices

August 16, 2010 8:15 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Up to five SIP phones can be tied to home VoIP service.

Intel to buy TI cable modem chip business

August 16, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Intel intends to combine the biz with its own processors for smarter modems and cable STBs.


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