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

India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer

July 26, 2010 8:05 am | by Erika Kinetz, AP Business Writer | Comments

It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th the cost.

Broadband Briefs for July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010 8:00 am | Comments

U-verse lands in Chattanooga … Ensequence powering QVC iTV … Independent Show: Mullan Cable picks XCast for voice service.

Verizon post Q2 loss on layoffs

July 23, 2010 8:45 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Verizon says the numbers dictate its future: Less FiOS and more wireless.


Charter backs permanent Rural Health Care program

July 23, 2010 8:40 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Charter Business came out in support of the FCC's effort to extend the Rural Health Care Pilot Program.

Cox lays off 70 in Georgia

July 23, 2010 8:35 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The layoffs are due to Cox merging its Middle Georgia system with Cox Florida.

Town backs resident over TWC's $12K install bill

July 23, 2010 8:30 am | by CED staff | Comments

The board of selectman in Lee, Mass. is backing the efforts of a local homeowner in his dustup with Time Warner Cable.

Qwest rolls out 'Heavy Duty' Internet service

July 23, 2010 8:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Qwest has unveiled a fast-speed Internet service that rivals cable operators' broadband speeds.

Alcatel-Lucent debuts small-market IPTV system

July 23, 2010 8:20 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Cinergy MetroNet is among the first to deploy the solution.


Ericsson's net sales drop in Q2

July 23, 2010 8:15 am | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | Comments

Ericsson's net sales decreased by 8 percent in the second quarter, and operating income declined by 12 percent year-over-year.

Nokia's Q2 profit falls 40% to $290M

July 23, 2010 8:10 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, The Associated Press | Comments

Nokia lost market share and sales remained flat.

Ad industry seeks image makeover of its own

July 23, 2010 8:05 am | by Alan Schier Zagier, The Associated Press | Comments

From gimlet-swilling adulterers on TV's "Mad Men" to seven-figure fines for deceptive ads.

Windows 7 sales boost Microsoft's Q4 net income

July 23, 2010 8:00 am | by Jessica Mintz, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft's net income surged in the most recent quarter, the latest sign that businesses are again spending on technology.

AT & T has Q2 net loss of broadband subs

July 22, 2010 8:20 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Cable companies are stealing the company's DSL customers at an increasing rate.

Motorola sues Huawei over trade secrets

July 22, 2010 8:15 am | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | Comments

Motorola has filed a lawsuit accusing Huawei of alleged theft of trade secrets in cellular networking gear.

ACA: Comcast-NBCU merger worse than we thought

July 22, 2010 8:10 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Citing confidential documents, the ACA says the proposed deal could lead to more widespread harms than originally expected.


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