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Clearwire embarks on $300M stock sale

December 6, 2011 2:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire plans to sell $300 million worth of Class A common stock to raise cash for its planned TD-LTE network, which will be used to add capacity to Sprint's LTE network.

Cox's iPad app lifts off

December 5, 2011 2:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Cox President Pat Esser said his company would deliver on its iPad app during the holiday season. The free app, which Cox calls Cox TV Connect, is available for downloading from the Apple App Store.

Comcast's Smit, TWC's Britt saddle up on Verizon Wireless deal

December 5, 2011 2:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

While the shockwaves from Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks' decision to sell their wireless spectrum - through their joint venture of SpectrumCo – continue to settle, company execs hit their respective blogs to provide additional insights.

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Verizon sees opportunity with online ID service

December 5, 2011 2:04 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Verizon has achieved a certification for a digital credentials program that in the short term will give the company a big advantage competing for work with the federal government, and in the long term might point the way toward the establishment of secure digital IDs in the consumer market.

Microsoft rolls out Xbox TV platform

December 5, 2011 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is rolling out a new interface for its Xbox game console, one that allows you to navigate through music, movies, TV shows and games with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice.

Carrier IQ controversy continues; 2 lawsuits filed

December 5, 2011 1:56 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Company battles perception that it is capturing consumer data.

Deal with Verizon Wireless could have many implications

December 2, 2011 1:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

The $3.6 billion sale of AWS spectrum by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to Verizon is mind-boggling on many levels, so here are a few additional thoughts.

AT&T, FCC clash over merger report

December 2, 2011 1:40 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T has come out swinging against the FCC's scathing report on its merger with T-Mobile USA, calling the agency's analysis "obviously one-sided" in a post on its official blog.

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Comcast, TWC, Bright House sell wireless spectrum to Verizon for $3.6B

December 2, 2011 12:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Strange days indeed. Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks announced that they are selling their wireless spectrum, which was held under the guise of joint venture SpectrumCo, to Verizon Wireless for $3.6 billion.

Charter Communications boosts data speeds for free

December 1, 2011 3:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Communications has put more spring in the step of some of its business and residential data tiers with increased speeds at no additional cost.

Cablevision rebuffs DDoS attack

December 1, 2011 2:25 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision was hit with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on its Optimum Online network but was able to remediate the problem shortly thereafter.

Rogers Cable signs carriage agreement with Shaw Media

December 1, 2011 2:22 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Rogers Cable has inked a long-term distribution deal with Shaw Media that covers on-demand, online, mobile (through linear) VOD and mobile content rights.

Styslinger retires from SeaChange

December 1, 2011 2:19 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

SeaChange International founder, chairman and CEO William Styslinger, 65, has retired, and board member Raghu Rau will take over, serving on an interim basis.

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Pace to offer hybrid gateway with Rovi guide

December 1, 2011 2:15 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Rovi and Pace said they are teaming to develop a hybrid gateway featuring the former's Total Guide, which emphasizes search and discovery capabilities.

Sprint, Clearwire hash out deal on debt payment deadline

December 1, 2011 2:14 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint and Clearwire reached a billion-dollar-plus deal that will allow the WiMAX operator to make a key debt payment on time and keep its network up and running for the next four years.

Game on: Verizon, Longhorn Network launch live online streaming

December 1, 2011 2:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Verizon has launched a national online simulcast of the Longhorn Network's University of Texas-related sports programming.

Comcast Business Services to hook up San Mateo with faster data

November 30, 2011 3:23 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

San Mateo's Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Comcast Business Services to upgrade the broadband network in San Mateo's downtown underground utility district.

Time Warner Cable's Android app out of the starting blocks

November 30, 2011 3:21 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

For now, the Android version of the app doesn't support live streaming. A spokesman said there wasn't a timeframe for when live streaming would become available on the Android tablets.

Cable backs cybersecurity bill

November 30, 2011 3:17 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The House Intelligence Committee has introduced legislation aimed at improving the nation's cybersecurity by encouraging better communication between private industry and the federal government.

Cox Business wraps up voice manager, data install for Care New England

November 30, 2011 3:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Business technicians cut more than 1,400 phone lines from a competitor en route to installing a new voice platform, as well as a backup data network.

NewNet to buy Motorola WiMAX business from NSN

November 30, 2011 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NewNet Communication Technologies is a small, privately held firm, and it has agreed to buy the WiMAX wireless network business that once belonged to Motorola from Nokia Siemens Networks.

Charter plans $750M notes offering

November 30, 2011 3:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Subsidiaries CCO Holdings and CCO Holdings Capital Corp. plan a public offering of $750 million in senior unsecured notes due 2020.

Flingo creates smart TV app for Linkin Park

November 30, 2011 3:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The inevitable is happening as apps start coming directly to smart TVs. Linkin Park is releasing its own app specifically for smart TVs to distribute its own content directly to fans.

Congressman: 'Sooner the better' on spectrum inventory

November 30, 2011 3:04 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns called the United States' standing in global broadband deployment and speeds "embarrassing."

FCC report critical of AT&T, T-Mobile deal

November 30, 2011 3:02 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC blasted AT&T's proposed merger with T-Mobile USA in a 111-page report, citing "substantial material questions of fact" about many of AT&T's claims about the deal's benefits.

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