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Comcast targets Google and Verizon with Florida fiber launch

With ample deployments based on DOCSIS 3.0, Comcast is still very much committed to its hybrid fiber coax network. But the MSO's proposal to build a fiber-to-the-home network supporting 530 homes in Sun Valley, Fla., shows it also has plenty of interest in competing with Google and Verizon for fiber-based broadband services.

TWC's Marcus: Busy FCC may be delayed in finishing Comcast purchase approval

With the FCC oversubscribed to various other corporate mergers, not to mention reimagining its net neutrality rules, it could very well be delayed in reviewing Comcast's proposed $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, TWC CEO Rob Marcus said.

Bright House partners with BlackArrow for dynamic ad insertion into VOD

Bright House Networks has signed an agreement with BlackArrow, Inc. to manage the execution dynamic ad insertion into the video-on-demand products of the sixth biggest cable operator in the United States.

Calif. lawmakers petition FCC to help end TWC SportsNet LA standoff

A group of Southern California lawmakers has petitioned FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, seeking his help to end a regional sports network carriage impasse that has kept the Los Angeles Dodgers blacked out in about 70 percent of their market this season.

Comcast cancels promo event at Kansas state commerce committee chair's home

Comcast has cancelled a promotional event that was scheduled to take place at the home of Kansas State Senator Julia Lynn, chair of the Kansas Senate Standing Committee on Commerce.

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