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Comcast planning 8 million Wi-Fi hotspots in 19 major cities by year-end

Comcast Wi-Fi network only encompasses 1 million hotspots right now, but that number will skyrocket to a whopping 8 million by year's end, with the cable MSO promising to operate hotspots in 19 of the country's 30 largest cities.

Comcast's Roberts and Burke rake in $31M, while Cablevision execs take pay cut

The top execs at the nation's top MSO, Comcast, each pulled in more than $31 million in total compensation in 2013 with CEO Brian Roberts leading the way at $31.4 million and Steve Burke, now chief executive of NBCUniversal, gaining $31.1 million.

Cablevision executive appointments keep family in family-run business

Cablevision continued to define the model of a family-run business when CEO James Dolan stepped down as president, relinquishing that title to his brother-in-law Brian Sweeney and naming his wife, Kristin Dolan, as the company's COO. Both were also elected officers of the company.

Cablevision ups the ante with multi-room DVR

Cablevision has joined the parade of cable, satellite and telco MVPDs offering multi-tuner, multi-room DVR functionality for their residential broadband customers.

Cablevision veteran Gary Schanman named SVP at Charter

New Charter Communications SVP of Video Products Gary Schanman will see several familiar faces at his new job, as he is one of at least six Cablevision veterans to join CEO Tom Rutledge at the MSO.

Bright House, DirecTV top Temkin customer experience rankings

Bright House Networks and DirecTV were the top two pay TV distributors in Temkin Group's annual customer service rankings, while Comcast and Charter Communications received the lowest ratings in the sector.

Netflix's Hastings makes a case for stronger net neutrality policy

While taking the time to compliment Cablevision for its "strong net neutrality" stance, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to task other "big ISPs" that he claims constrain the over-the-top signal and create a degraded viewing experience for Netflix subscribers.

Charter CEO sees potential from cable spectrum deals, wireless drops

Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said Monday that he sees opportunities within the next five years for the MSO to offer a broadband product that would rely on both unlicensed spectrum such as Wi-Fi and licensed spectrum that the company could purchase.

RCN doubles upload speeds for broadband customers

Cable overbuilder RCN said that it doubled the upload speeds for its two most popular broadband tiers, and that it won't charge subscribers additional fees for the upgrade.

Dish Network launches Anywhere app on Amazon Kindle Fire

Following similar moves from Cablevision and Time Warner Cable, Dish Network launched its Dish Anywhere app Wednesday on Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX tablets.