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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.

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.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - Ciena

November 29, 2011 10:29 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Ciena, the network specialist, offers leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - Alpha Technologies

November 29, 2011 10:26 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Alpha Technologies, a member of The Alpha Group, provides the cable industry with the most reliable, technologically advanced and cost-effective powering solutions available.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - EchoStar

November 29, 2011 10:22 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

EchoStar is a multiple Emmy Award-winning company that has pioneered advancements in the TV industry for nearly 30 years. Over the last three decades, EchoStar’s focus on video technology has been a major contributor to shifts in the way consumers view, receive and interact with TV content.


Live From Cable-Tec Expo - Fujitsu

November 29, 2011 10:07 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Fujitsu's cable-ready, carrier-grade optical and professional services solutions are helping MSOs across North America deliver video, data and telecom services over a single, high-speed network.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - VeEx

November 29, 2011 10:01 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

VeEx builds products that blend advanced technology and vast technical expertise with the discerning measurement needs of customers. VeEx's core expertise is embodied in an array of products that test DSL, metro Ethernet, cable TV and transport networks.

Comcast's Smit, Turner's Kent co-chairs of Cable Show 2012 in Boston

November 29, 2011 1:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Cable Show is headed to Beantown next year with Turner Broadcasting Chairman and CEO Phil Kent and Comcast Cable President Neil Smit onboard as co-chairs.

AT&T, T-Mobile merger opponents want withdrawal blocked

November 29, 2011 1:41 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Two advocacy groups want the FCC to block AT&T's attempt to withdraw its application to merge with T-Mobile USA – Public Knowledge and Media Access Project.

Qualcomm pushes FCC to move on Flo deal approval

November 29, 2011 1:39 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

It's been nearly a year since AT&T announced it would pay $1.93 billion for the airwaves used in Qualcomm's discontinued Flo TV mobile television service.


The Cable Show - May 21-23, 2012

November 28, 2011 7:38 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

From multi-screen video services to cloud-based business applications to innovations in personalized content delivery, cable is powering new definitions of content, conversation and community. And The Cable Show puts you at the epicenter of what’s happening. From exclusive education sessions to business interaction to networking with industry leaders on a global stage, The Cable Show invites you to achieve, learn and connect with leaders from across the cable industry.

Instructional Technology Strategies Conference - Feb. 19-21, 2012

November 28, 2011 4:12 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

ITSC is an active learning conference where we get hands on with technology and strategies.

Comcast's metro E service easy as 1, 2, 3

November 28, 2011 2:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast's decision to throw its hat into the medium-size business sector is paying off in spades, and its metro Ethernet service is at the heart of that success.

Verizon has 6 months to re-engineer FiOS VOD

November 28, 2011 2:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

In the latest development in its long-running patent infringement case brought against it by ActiveVideo, a U.S. District Court decided to grant ActiveVideo's request for an injunction against FiOS VOD.

Comcast's Augusta GM slides over to Knology

November 23, 2011 1:50 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast's general manager in Augusta, Ga., is set to join rival over-builder Knology as its new general manager in the same market.

Comcast's Angelakis signs new contract, adds vice chairman title

November 23, 2011 1:48 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast chief financial officer Michael Angelakis signed a new agreement that will keep him in Comcast's employ until June 30, 2016.

In the media: Samsung lining up for Google TV

November 23, 2011 1:46 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Two weeks after Logitech declared its experience with Google TV was a $100 million debacle, rumors are swirling that Samsung is about to pick up the Google TV ball and start running with it.

TiVo's Q3 loss widens, results beat analyst views

November 23, 2011 1:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TiVo's third-quarter loss widened as expenses outstripped increased demand for its TV-recording technology.

AT&T 'reviewing all options' on T-Mobile deal after FCC setback

November 23, 2011 1:38 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Chairman Julius Genachowski plans to refer AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA to an administrative law judge after the agency was unable to approve the deal on the grounds it would diminish competition and lead to "massive" job losses.

NSN to terminate 17,000 employees by 2013

November 23, 2011 1:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks will layoff 17,000 workers in a major strategy shift that will see the company focusing more on mobile broadband and related services.

Amino promotes Lingley to chief technologist

November 23, 2011 1:34 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Lingley, for the last two years, has been Amino's head of OTT strategy, helping to devise the company's Amino Freedom OTT platform and product range and developing the company's relationship with Intel.

Charter, James Cable complete deal to swap systems

November 22, 2011 2:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Communications and James Cable have completed their swap of broadband systems in Alabama and Georgia.

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