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Knology adds more HD channels in Ala., Ga. systems

April 24, 2012 1:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

While WOW works on the details of its impending purchase of Knology, Knology is sticking with its plan of offering more HD channels to its subscribers.

AT&T adds 4.3M iPhones, outpacing Verizon

April 24, 2012 1:33 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T posted strong results as its iPhone activations outpaced those of competitor Verizon Wireless during the first three months of the year.

ST-Ericsson to cut 1,700 jobs in restructuring

April 24, 2012 1:31 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Chip maker ST-Ericsson is selling off its application processor business to one of its parent companies and laying off about one-fourth of its staff as part of a major restructuring.

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NimbleTV testing Sling-like cloud service

April 23, 2012 2:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The aim is to connect individuals to their subscription services from anywhere, on any device.

CTIA backs CISPA amid privacy concerns

April 23, 2012 1:32 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

CTIA is throwing its support behind a controversial cybersecurity bill set for a House vote.

Vodafone buys Cable & Wireless for $1.7B

April 23, 2012 1:19 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Vodafone has agreed to purchase Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) for $1.7 billion.

Bright House locks up home automation deployments in Fla.

April 23, 2012 1:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Networks has hit the ground running in Florida with a feature-rich home automation and security system.

Cox Communications preps for next home security launch

April 20, 2012 2:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Like Time Warner Cable and Comcast, Cox is using iControl for its software, as well as the same SMC Networks touchscreen that Comcast is currently using.

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TWC fields live local, regional sports for iOS, Android devices

April 20, 2012 2:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable subscribers in New York City, Dallas and Charlotte, N.C., can tune into their favorite sports networks for live programming of local and regional sporting events on a range of devices.

Cable Europe Labs certifies Cisco, Samsung, Technicolor products

April 20, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Cable Europe Labs Certification Board also announced that a CMTS from Motorola has been granted a “verified for base feature set” label.

FCC aims to track carrier progress on bill shock

April 20, 2012 2:00 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC is looking to ensure an end to wireless bill shock with the announcement of a new website that will track the carriers’ progress in preventing unexpected charges at the end of the month.

Netflix's Q1 expected to include rare loss

April 20, 2012 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

While aggravation over the streaming/DVD split is abating, a looming problem is the rising cost of content licensing.

Windstream opens new data center in Little Rock

April 20, 2012 1:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Alltel spin-off is preparing for offering more cloud services.

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LightSquared pays Inmarsat bill, suspends spectrum deal

April 20, 2012 1:55 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

LightSquared has put the brakes on a deal that gave it additional spectrum for its stalled wireless network, which is mired by problems with GPS interference.

Cablevision connects more viewers with Optimum App for Macs, PCs

April 19, 2012 2:32 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision’s march to push content to more multi-screens continued with the release of its Optimum App for Laptop.

Verizon holds steady, adding 180K FiOS TV subs

April 19, 2012 2:31 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company said it now has more than 5 million FiOS Internet customers.

Google CEO Page gets grilled in Oracle trial

April 19, 2012 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google CEO Larry Page spent nearly an hour in a federal courtroom deflecting questions about his role in a copyright dispute over some of the technology in his company's Android software for smartphones.

Hiawatha Broadband experiments with Amino hybrid box

April 19, 2012 2:26 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The Minnesota service provider is trying out the integration of OTT content.

Study: Set-top box shipments up, revenue largely flat

April 19, 2012 2:25 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Worldwide set-top box shipments spiked upwards by 13.7 percent compared with the previous year, but revenue was nearly flat, according to a recent study by Infonetics Research.

WOW buys Knology for $1.5B

April 18, 2012 2:04 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

With Knology’s 275,000 subscribers, WOW becomes the country’s 13th-largest multichannel video programming distributor.

Cox slams Sprint with patent countersuit

April 18, 2012 2:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Cox Communications is suing former business partner Sprint for patent infringement, a countersuit aimed at deflating a patent suit Sprint filed against Cox and three other companies.

Time Warner Cable streaming live to some Android devices

April 18, 2012 1:59 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable has followed through on its promise to deliver live streaming video content to Android-based smartphones and tablets, but the catch is that those devices need to be running the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Verizon to sell A-block, B-block spectrum licenses

April 18, 2012 1:55 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless announced plans to sell off its 700 MHz A-block and B-block spectrum licenses but said it's all contingent on approval of its bid to purchase AWS licenses from the likes of SpectrumCo, Cox and Leap Wireless.

FCC moves on rules benefitting Dish wireless plans

April 18, 2012 1:53 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC brought Dish Network's wireless plans one step closer to advancing when it set deadlines for comments on a plan for flexible use of the 2 GHz satellite band, a proposal that could ultimately allow Dish to launch its LTE network.

Dyyno blows down cost barrier for TV Everywhere

April 17, 2012 2:23 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Using low-cost servers, Android-based set-tops and a cloud-based partner, Dyyno puts TV Everywhere within the reach of small operators.

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