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Cable broadband pioneer wins Marconi Prize

June 19, 2012 3:03 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli is recognized for his development of analog and mixed-signal circuitry that helped enable cable modem technology.

Liberty Global hits refresh on corporate identity

June 19, 2012 3:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

International cable operator Liberty Global announced that all of its corporate offices will now operate under the Liberty Global banner.

The Cable Center adds 3 executives to board of directors

June 19, 2012 3:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Cable Center announced today that it had named three cable industry executives to its board of directors.

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Microsoft's long and tortured history in tablets

June 19, 2012 2:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft has been trying to introduce a successful tablet for years. Maybe this time it’s done it.

Connections Europe - Nov. 13-14, 2012

June 18, 2012 5:48 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

Connections Europe, produced by Parks Associates, offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies.

Verizon rolls out 300/65 Mbps Quantum tier

June 18, 2012 3:06 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Verizon also cut the price on the 150 Mbps offering that competes more directly with cable operators’ DOCSIS 3.0-based tiers.

Xfinity Home surfaces in Arizona, Virginia

June 18, 2012 3:01 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast has introduced the home security, monitoring and control services in four more markets.

Q&A: Breaking down AT&T’s cloud services

June 18, 2012 2:58 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

As vice president of hosting and cloud services for AT&T, Steve Caniano knows a thing or two about the cloud.

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Report: Worldwide mobile broadband subs up 50% last year

June 18, 2012 2:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Infonetics Research expects the number of subscribers to increase to 2.6 billion by 2016.

Phones gain ability to learn by touching

June 18, 2012 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There's a form of extrasensory perception called psychometry, whose practitioners claim to learn things about objects by touching them.

SK Broadband launches IPv6

June 18, 2012 2:37 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The South Korean MSO implemented the capability with a software upgrade of its Arris CMTSs.

CEO leaving LodgeNet

June 18, 2012 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Sioux Falls-based company that provides Internet services to hotels and other industries is searching for a new CEO.

TWC increases broadband penetration to low-income families in NYC

June 15, 2012 2:51 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable has extended a partnership that fosters greater digital penetration to low-income families in New York City.

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Verizon rebuts spectrum warehousing claims

June 15, 2012 2:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless continues its effort to convince the FCC to approve its $3.9 billion purchase of AWS spectrum as the clock ticks down on the deal.

In the media: CenturyLink gears up for video service in Colorado Springs

June 15, 2012 2:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

CenturyLink is working on franchise agreements in order to offer an IPTV service to communities near Colorado Springs, Colo., which are currently being served by Comcast.

Disney rolls out more live TV apps with Comcast

June 15, 2012 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Disney rolled out three more apps that enable pay-TV subscribers of Comcast to watch live TV on the go.

Communal Clearwire? Meet Karma.

June 15, 2012 2:37 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A new start-up is chucking the conventional approach to data plans in favor of plans that require users to share access to their Wi-Fi hotspots.

Anga Cable Show a bigger draw for foreign attendees

June 15, 2012 2:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Anga Cable Show in Cologne, Germany, increased its number of foreign attendees from 43 percent to 50 percent.

NBC to stream events, but only to subscribers

June 15, 2012 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Given that NBC pays a premium to air the Olympics, it will allow only authenticated cable and satellite subscribers to view streamed coverage on NBCOlympics.com.

Cablevision offers self-provision tool to business customers

June 14, 2012 2:20 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The online tool will enable small business customers to manage many aspects of their own services, including provisioning services and features.

Obama measures aim to promote broadband

June 14, 2012 2:12 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The president signs an order to make it easier to build on federal lands and announces a program to encourage new uses of broadband networks.

Democrats push FCC, DOJ to scrutinize Verizon AWS deal

June 14, 2012 1:59 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A group of House Democrats are urging the FCC and Justice Department to closely scrutinize Verizon Wireless' purchase of a nationwide block of AWS spectrum from four cable operators.

FCC mulls best use of 4.9 GHz band

June 14, 2012 1:56 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC has adopted rules allocating 50 MHz of spectrum in the 4.9 GHz band for fixed and mobile wireless services.

Sprint hikes fiber backbone to 100G, plans 400G trials

June 14, 2012 1:54 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The operator said it hired Ciena to upgrade its optical backbone network to 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps and that it plans to conduct trials of 400 Gbps links next year.

WD expands connected home offerings with My Net routers

June 14, 2012 1:47 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Western Digital has released a new line of in-home routers aimed at mitigating performance problems related to the increasing number of wireless devices connecting to home networks.

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