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NCTA chief Powell on 'unnecessary' net neutrality regs, and Google's unearned popularity

FierceCable caught up with Michael Powell, NCTA president & CEO at his Washington, D.C., office on a typically active day. The cable industry organization had just filed a lawsuit against the FCC around the commission's just-passed net neutrality rules, and the U.S. Department of Justice was reportedly about to nix the merger of Powell's biggest constituents, Comcast and Time Warner Cable.  FierceCable chatted with the former Republican FCC chairman ahead of the org's upcoming INTX show.

Cable's new cloud-based reality laid bare at NAB: We don't need no stinkin' certification lab

Cisco's Conrad Clemson says he gets a familiar reaction from his cable-industry clients when he tells them he's about to execute one of his favorite technological principles, "destructive testing." "They always go, 'Why would you do that?'" The answer: You can't fix things until you know how they break.

Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent confirm merger talks

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have confirmed that they're talking about a merger that would form the biggest supplier of wireless-network gear on the planet.

netBlazr's $1M in funding means it can take a wireless shot at Comcast, Verizon

Flush with about $1 million in its pockets, Boston-based WISP netBlazr is just about ready to offer some serious competition to wireline incumbents Comcast and Verizon.

Cable fights video subscriber losses with wholesale, mobile backhaul services

Cable operators are using their established infrastructure to move into wholesale access services while expanding their presence in the wireless backhaul space, a report in FierceTelecom says. The two moves are being used to help offset continuing video subscriber erosion.

SCTE workshop topics focus on cost avoidance, revenue generation, service quality

Six months out from its next Expo in New Orleans, Oct. 13-16, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced overarching themes and topics for its 35 pre-show workshops.

OTT's early impact: 6 rules for monetizing next-gen pay-TV business models

As it was for the music industry before them, pay-TV providers may find that revamping their business models to ensure future revenue growth is problematic. What are operators learning as they dip their toes into the OTT waters?

SeaChange reports $5.3M loss in Q4 on 12% revenue drop

Multiscreen video technology company SeaChange International continued to lose money in Q4, reporting significantly widened losses of $5.3 million for the quarter on a 12 percent revenue slide to $31.3 million.

Comcast takes it to Google Fiber with 2 Gbps residential service in Atlanta

Comcast is seeing Google Fiber's 1 Gbps broadband service and raising it. The cable conglomerate announced Thursday that it will offer symmetrical 2 Gbps service to 1.5 million customers in Atlanta starting in May, with eventual plans to to extend the service to 18 million residences by the end of this year.

EchoStar grabs a stake in Kudelski set-top venture SmarDTV

EchoStar Corp. and the Kudelski Group are taking an already congenial relationship a step farther, joining forces in the development of advanced set-top boxes and conditional access modules for an international market.