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

FCC seeks more info from Comcast, NBC

October 5, 2010 8:00 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The FCC is reviewing the cable operator's plan to acquire a controlling stake in the media company.

CoBridge to buy 36 systems from Charter

October 4, 2010 8:35 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The company will close on its deal in about two weeks.

Midcontinent relies on Ixia for service assurance

October 4, 2010 8:30 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The operator is using Ixia to monitor SLAs.


Miller joins Comcast as senior adviser

October 4, 2010 8:25 am | by CED staff | Comments

Miller has worked with Comcast on its expected purchase of NBC.

LightSquared gains access to $850M in debt

October 4, 2010 8:20 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The company is accelerating its wholesale LTE wireless plans.

Spirit DSP spins off videoconference unit

October 4, 2010 8:15 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Licensees can private label a service competitive with Skype and WebEx.

T-Mobile adds HSPA+ markets, new myTouch

October 4, 2010 8:10 am | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | Comments

The carrier has added cities like Denver, San Francisco and Phoenix to its footprint.

Toshiba unveils glasses-free 3-D TV

October 4, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Toshiba has a solution for TV viewers who like 3-D but hate the glasses.


Court won't hear appeal from Adelphia founders

October 4, 2010 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from the father and son.

On guard: Comcast bows bot detection service nationwide

October 1, 2010 8:30 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast is rolling out its bot detection and notification service to all of its subscribers nationwide.

Fox pulls sports channels from Dish

October 1, 2010 8:25 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Fox is the latest programmer using hardball tactics.

MoCA chip-maker Entropic offers 10.75M shares of common stock

October 1, 2010 8:20 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Entropic's fortunes have been riding the crest of MoCA-based whole-home DVR services.

Verizon talking wireless video with NFL

October 1, 2010 8:15 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

In the media: Passing football games to iPads would be a score for Verizon.

Report: Business VoIP service revenue up in Q1

October 1, 2010 8:05 am | by CED staff | Comments

VoIP business service revenue was up 8 percent in the first quarter.

Bill shock legislation hits Senate

October 1, 2010 8:04 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

The FCC found earlier this year that one in six mobile users have had unexpected increases in their monthly bill.


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