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NCTA calls 25 Mbps broadband definition excessive in FCC filing

The National Cable Telecommunications Association has written the FCC, calling a proposed redefinition of broadband to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream excessive.

Cablevision launches Wi-Fi-only mobile phone service

Cablevision announced it will launch a mobile phone service using its Wi-Fi network, making it the first cable MSO to do so.  The no-contract service will cost just $9.95 for current Cablevision broadband customers and $29.95 for non-customers.

AT&T targets copper networks for shutdown

AT&T is going to shut down certain copper assets as it moves forward with its ongoing IP network transition, according to an SEC filing. As a result of abandoning these copper assets, AT&T's fourth-quarter 2014 operating results will also include a $2.1 billion noncash charge. AT&T will release its fourth-quarter 2014 earnings on Jan. 27. FierceTelecom has a complete report here.

Court rules Dish Anywhere does not infringe on broadcaster copyrights like Aereo

Rendering what ultimately amounts to a setback to 21 st Century Fox in licensing negotiations with Dish Network, a federal judge has ruled that Dish's mobile streaming and ad-skipping services do not infringe on broadcast network copyrights.

NCTC signs deal for Vubiquity LiveVU platform

Content-services provider Vubiquity has struck a deal with the National Cable TV Cooperative to provide its linear digital TV platform, LiveVU, to NCTC-member MSOs.

A look at AT&T's Foundry innovation center

At an unassuming office park a short drive from Dallas, a group of AT&T engineers have what many might consider the best jobs at AT&T--working at the company's Plano-based Foundry.

TWC takes on Google in Kansas city with Maxx upgrade

Time Warner Cable has responded to the competitive threat of Google Fiber in Kansas City. The MSO will begin transitioning its footprint in that market to all-digital video with the rollout of its DOCSIS 3.0-based "TWC Maxx" service this week.

NCTA to FCC: Google can already attach to utility poles without Title II

The NCTA has told the FCC that Google doesn't need help from Title II enactment in order to have access to infrastructure controlled by utilities.

Port Authority endorses Comcast Wi-Fi project

The Port Authority Transit Corporation has endorsed a Comcast proposal to provide Xfinity Wi-Fi to all 13 of its train stations in New Jersey and Philadelphia.

U.S. broadband homes fast enough for 4K up to 19%, Akamai says

Cloud technology services provider Akamai says 19 percent of U.S. homes now can sustain the average 15 Mbps broadband speeds necessary to stream 4K/Ultra HD video. Further, its latest State of the Internet report registered a slight speed improvement for the U.S. market.