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From Ergen to Roberts to Hastings: Profiling the 25 most powerful people in wireless and wireline

They can accidentally move share prices by talking in their sleep. On their Learjets, pilots ask them if they can use their electronic devices. An investor event they threw in 1987 is still going. They are FierceWireless ' Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2014, and you can read the complete list and associated profiles right here.

Competition for Cablevision? NYC launches ambitious public Wi-Fi project

In a move that could signal major competition for cable companies, New York City has pledged to launch an ambitious public Wi-Fi project in 2015. Dubbed "LinkNYC," the service will provide free Internet service across the New York's five boroughs, as well as no-cost domestic calling and video chatting.

Google Fiber teases business market with Kansas City rollout

Just as it did several years ago when it rolled out to Kansas City residential customers, Google Fiber is enticing potential business customers by offering its fiber-to-the-premises services to select K.C. businesses. As FierceTelecom 's Sean Buckley notes, however, this toe-dipping hardly guarantees a broad, aggressive rollout of the highly coveted Google Fiber service to the business market. Sean's complete report can be read here.

Cox initiates major Wi-Fi deployment in Phoenix

The city of Phoenix, Ariz., has announced the deployment of 500 Cox Communications Wi-Fi hotspots. Cox, which has already conducted a significant rollout of high-speed residential Internet service in the Valley of the Sun, plans to have 1,200 hotspots deployed in the Phoenix area by the end of 2014.

Comcast rolls out more X1 features: IFTTT support, voice guide for visually impaired

Continuing to build bells and whistles into its next-generation pay-TV platform, Comcast says X1 can now use IFTTT to do things like change the channel when a specified event pulls a trigger.

Next-gen Comcast X1 gateway makes cameo appearance

Comcast representatives have confirmed that a picture making the Internet rounds is indeed the Cisco Systems-made next-generation gateway for Comcast's X1 platform.

Mobile operators made 'gigantic blunder' by ceding Wi-Fi to cable, analyst says

Deployment of carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks by cable companies will far surpass the rollout of small cells by telecommunications companies, according to U.K. analyst Joe Madden of Mobile Experts, who also says telcos missed a huge opportunity to capitalize on Wi-Fi

Comcast X1 platform experiences second major outage in less than a week

Comcast's X1 platform experienced its second major outage in less than a week Wednesday, with reports of pay-TV outages spread across the nation and concentrated in major cities including Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.

Video will consume 50% of mobile traffic by 2020, Ericsson says

In the not-too-distant future, humans will begin to colonize Mars, genetically engineered fish will secrete their own natural tartar sauce, and 9.1 billion mobile subscriptions spread out all over the world will consume 50 percent of the earth's mobile traffic with streaming video.

Top pay-TV systems integrator UniTek files for Chapter 11

UniTek, a Blue Bell, Penn.-based systems integrator servicing Comcast, DirecTV, AT&T and other top pay-TV operators, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will restructure with its creditors taking ownership.