Mari Silbey

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Research alert: Utilities like satellite communications

According to a new study by VT iDirect and the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), the utility industry is a big proponent of satellite communications. The joint report reveals that 60 percent of

NCTA extends Vanguard honors to NBCU's Bridget Baker and Suddenlink's Jerry Kent

The National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has announced this year's winners of the industry's Vanguard Awards. In the "Distinguished Leadership" category, Bridget Baker, president

NCTA brings Prize Monkey to The Cable Show

In case you didn't have enough reasons to head to The Cable Show this year, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) is giving you one more. This year, the NCTA has partnered with

Tribune stations return for DirecTV subscribers

Just as things were starting to get nasty, Tribune Broadcasting and DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) say they've reached a deal. In a new retransmission agreement signed late yesterday, DirecTV earned the right

Comcast plans the X3, its first all-IP HD set-top

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) almost certainly has more QAM set-tops deployed in the U.S. than any other cable operator, but that doesn't mean it's wedded to QAM forever. Jeff Baumgartner at Light Reading

Comcast subscribers may soon get HBO Go on the Xbox

Reports say that Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and HBO are closing in on a deal to make the HBO Go app available to Xfinity subscribers on the Xbox. According to The New York Times, the operator may unlock

AT&T union workers threaten walkout

Just in time for Easter, 400,000 union workers at AT&T (NYSE: T) could be walking off the job if a new contract isn't reached by 12:01 a.m. on April 8. The Communications Workers of America union

Google reaches halfway mark with new fiber huts in Kansas and Missouri

The Google Fiber project in Kansas and Missouri (Kansas City in both places) has generated a lot of press, with everyone wondering just what folks will do with their new gigabit connections, and how

A Discovery (Network) that's less green, more patriotic

Discovery Networks (Nasdaq: DISCA) is turning up the dial on patriotism with the launch of a new network called Destination America to replace its less-than-successful Planet Green channel. The new

Another former Cablevision exec, Jonathan Hargis, lands as CMO at Charter

Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) announced yesterday that it's adding Jonathan Hargis to its executive roster--a move that will bring Hargis back to work with another former Cablevision (NYSE: