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Broadband Signups to Fall by 10% in 2010, analyst says

Broadband Sign-ups To Fall By 10 Percent in 2010, Forecast Shows


Silver Spring, MD—Approximately 4 million U.S. households will become new high-speed Internet customers this year, marking a 10% decline in subscriber growth compared to 2009, according to a new forecast by market research provider Pike & Fischer.


The total number of broadband-connected homes will exceed 77 million by the end of the year, representing about 65 percent of all U.S. households, P&F says in its new report, Broadband Competition Outlook 2010. more

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Sling Media unveils new gear at CES

Sling Media Unveils Suite of New OEM Products at CES 2010


Innovative New Placeshifting Products Improve Time to Market, Simplify Installation for Television Service Providers


LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire - 01/06/10) - CES — Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS - News), today unveiled four products as part of an expanded strategy targeted at television service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers. Leveraging the award-winning technology in its core Slingbox� product, Sling Media has created elegant, easy-to-install new products that deliver video placeshifting, allowing anyone to enjoy their video around their home or around the world.


New Sling Media OEM Products Unveiled at CES 2010:


— Slingbox 700U

— Sling Receiver 300

— Sling Monitor 150

— Sling Touch Control 100 more

Comcast settles P2P throttling class action

Comcast Corporation Settles Class Action Consumer Lawsuit Over Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Practices


SAN DIEGO, Dec. 21, 2009 — Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has agreed to settle a consumer class action that challenged the company’s practice of secretly blocking certain Internet traffic while claiming to provide unlimited Internet access. The lawsuit alleges that Comcast impaired the use of some “Peer-to-Peer” file sharing traffic (”P2P”) on Comcast’s High-Speed Internet network. Under the terms of the settlement, Comcast has agreed to pay up to $16 million, less settlement costs, to eligible Class members. more

BendBroadband Launches Nation’s Fastest Wireless Internet Service

December 15, 2009 Bend, Ore. – BendBroadband has announced the launch of the nation’s fastest wireless data network. The local family-owned cable operator dramatically expanded its service footprint in Central Oregon with the first U.S. deployment of the HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access Plus) wireless broadband network standard, upgradable to LTE (Long Term Evolution).

The company’s new wireless broadband network will provide the fastest wireless speeds available in the U.S., delivering 15 Mbps under optimal conditions. Average download speeds, depending on customer location, will be between 6 and 8 Mbps.


BendBroadband’s wireless network extends miles beyond its cable footprint to encompass Madras to the north and La Pine to the south. The new service also provides east-west coverage from Prineville to Sisters. Within those four geographic points, residents who have struggled for broadband services now have access to robust high-speed Internet service. The company will introduce a feature-rich home more

Verizon Wi-Fi Gives Mobile Broadband Customers More Ways to Connect to the Internet

Verizon Wireless Now Provides Access to Thousands of Wi-Fi Hotspots in the United States, Canada and Mexico


BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 15 — With more and more people and businesses wanting and needing to stay connected, and more and more laptops being sold every day, Verizon Wireless today gave its customers another choice to do just that. Verizon Wireless introduced Verizon Wi-Fi, a way for Mobile Broadband customers to access thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots at no additional charge and to move easily from the nation’s most reliable 3G wireless network to those hotspots. more

Cox Business Enhances Data Portfolio with Online Backup

Cox Business Enhances Data Portfolio with Online Backup


Business-Class Online Backup Service Free for Cox Business Internet Customers


ATLANTA – Cox Business announced today that it is extending its award-winning data services portfolio to include online backup capabilities. Cox Business Online Backup service automatically backs up business files to secure data centers to ensure that critical data is protected in the event of PC file corruption, accidental deletion or hardware failure caused by human error or unforeseen disaster. more

Cox Communications Announces Hampton Roads, Omaha and Orange County as First Wireless Markets

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Cox Communications Announces Hampton Roads, Omaha and Orange County as First Wireless Markets


ATLANTA – Cox Communications, Inc. announced today that it is first introducing its new

wireless phone and mobile high speed Internet services in Hampton Roads, Va., Omaha, Neb.; and Orange County, Calif. Today’s announcement continues the company’s long history of introducing competitive telecommunications services to the marketplace.

Cox was the first cable company to begin offering traditional landline telephone services in 1997 and Cox customers were among the first in the nation to enjoy a competitive choice among providers. Today, Cox is the number one phone company in many markets it serves. In September, Cox received highest honors in J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Residential Telephone Customer Satisfaction StudySM in the East and West, marking the seventh consecutive honor in the West. more

COO of Vodafone talks ‘LTE and the Rise of the Mobile Prosumer’

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NUANCE POWERS AT&T VOICEMAIL TO TEXT

NUANCE POWERS AT&T VOICEMAIL TO TEXT


Service Lets Customers Read Wireless Voicemails Any Time, Any Place via Computer or Mobile Phone


BURLINGTON, MA – November 30, 2009 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech solutions, today announced its Voicemail to Text platform is powering the recently launched AT&T Voicemail to Text service. The service converts English and Spanish language wireless voicemail messages to text and delivers them via SMS, email or both, providing convenience and flexibility in how subscribers access, file and reply to mobile voicemail. more

thePlatform Simplifies “TV Everywhere” for Programmers

Company provides new features to enable consumers with TV subscriptions to watch more of their shows online


SEATTLE – Nov. 18, 2009 – Programming networks face an increasing number of technical options and requirements as they evaluate their “TV Everywhere” plans. Today, thePlatform, the leading white-label video publishing company, announced a new suite of features designed to enable programmers to provide “TV Everywhere” capabilities on their own Web sites, while preserving their financial and content rights arrangements with TV service providers.


“In a world where multiple service providers offer multiple subscription packages on multiple platforms, programmers need a simple, flexible solution that helps reduce complexity and meet the expectations of their service provider partners and consumers,” said Ian Blaine, CEO of thePlatform. “This is a natural enhancement of a very successful business model between programmers and TV service providers. Consumers win because there will be far more online more

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