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Southwest will try out live TV on 5 planes

June 29, 2012 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Southwest Airlines plans to sell live television service on five planes and expand it to more aircraft.

Vermont towns Bradford, Topsham to get broadband

June 29, 2012 11:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Vermont Telecommunications Authority has announced a $378,200 grant award to Topsham Communications to deploy fiber-optic cable

Moloney exits Motorola; Fawaz takes helm at Home division

June 28, 2012 4:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility President Dan Moloney is leaving the company, and former Charter CTO Marwan Fawaz is now on board as EVP of the company’s Home division.

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Comcast dinged with $800K fine

June 28, 2012 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The MSO agrees to pay a fine levied by the FCC for failing to fully comply with a condition of its merger with NBCUniversal.

ThinkAnalytics serves up recommendation engine to 70M customers

June 28, 2012 2:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

ThinkAnalytics’ recommendation engine serves 70 million subscribers in eight languages.

Bright House reels in multi-year services contract with Fla. school district

June 28, 2012 2:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Networks has landed a multi-year services contract with Orange County Public Schools in Florida.

Sprint LTE to hit 5 cities July 15

June 28, 2012 2:12 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint's LTE network will light up in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Kansas City, the first five markets of its planned 10-city launch.

Comcast wraps up ‘Digital Downtown’ project in San Mateo

June 27, 2012 2:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast Business Services has put the finishing touches on a fiber-optical backbone in the downtown area of San Mateo, Calif.

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Bow to the wow: Cablevision debuts dog for Wi-Fi promo, app for iOS

June 27, 2012 2:04 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision is staying on top of its Wi-Fi game with the release of a new search app for iOS devices and the debut of a new animated ad campaign that features “HotSpot” the dog.

Motorola intros denser optical terminal

June 27, 2012 2:02 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The new product in the company’s optical LAN portfolio for business users handles a higher concentration of users – both human and machine.

FCC stalls Verizon AWS deal to examine T-Mobile swap

June 27, 2012 1:58 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon was aiming to speed along the FCC's review of its AWS purchase by swapping some spectrum with T-Mobile USA, but that strategy has now resulted in a delay.

T-Mobile's new plans offer throttling or overage fees

June 27, 2012 1:56 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile is rolling out new plans for business customers who would rather pay overage fees than have their data speeds slowed to a crawl.

Report: Internet access skyrockets on mobile

June 27, 2012 1:54 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

More and more, people are turning to their mobile phones for their Internet fix.

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Tiny Andorra offers fastest Internet

June 26, 2012 2:35 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The national communications provider is using equipment from Aurora Networks to provide both the fastest upstream and downstream service currently available.

Verizon, T-Mobile deal not a fix, say opponents

June 26, 2012 2:30 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Challengers to Verizon Wireless' purchase of nationwide AWS spectrum say the operator's agreement to swap spectrum with T-Mobile USA won't fix the competitive harms of the transaction.

FCC backs off special access vote

June 26, 2012 2:26 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC did not vote on a special access reform proposal, in turn granting by default petitions by AT&T to deregulate special access service in San Francisco, San Antonio and Oakland.

Falcon to resell Imagine video equipment

June 26, 2012 2:24 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

One of the first installations of Imagine’s Ice products performed by Falcon is with Media Three.

AT&T widens PTT trials

June 26, 2012 2:23 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T is expanding a trial of its push-to-talk (PTT) service as it seeks to attract customers leaving Sprint's iDEN network.

Espial appoints VP of smart TV

June 26, 2012 2:17 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company intends to work with consumer electronics manufacturers to get broadband-based TV integrated into a wide range of consumer products.

Sony readies Google TV box

June 25, 2012 2:43 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Sony will double down on the Google TV concept with a similar box that also incorporates a Blu-ray player, due during the holiday season.

Cable still king of pay TV; satellite, IPTV usurpers plot takeover

June 25, 2012 2:40 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cable operators still rule the roost when it comes to the number of worldwide pay-TV subscribers, but satellite and IPTV providers are poised for a takeover.

Knology adds 11 HD channels in Auburn; WOW vote tomorrow

June 25, 2012 2:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The cable over-builder recently added 11 HD channels in its Auburn, Ala., system.

T-Mobile, Verizon swap AWS in 218 markets

June 25, 2012 2:33 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA, one of the most vocal critics of Verizon's $3.9 billion AWS purchase, appears to have reached a truce with its larger competitor.

Study: N. Amer. No. 1 in home networking devices, thanks to MoCA

June 25, 2012 2:30 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

When it comes to home networking devices, North America is the worldwide leader.

Analyst upgrades Netflix

June 25, 2012 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A low share price coupled with a favorable competitive environment could make the company a good buy.

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