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February 1, 2013
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  • Cincinnati Bell names Torbeck to replace Cassidy as CEO
    Ted Torbeck, who has led Cincinnati Bell's Communications Group since 2010, was named Thursday to succeed Jack Cassidy as the parent company's CEO. Cassidy will become the telecom's vice chairman. Cincinnati Bell said the changes were part of the carrier's long-term succession plan. "I think the time to go is when you know somebody else can do the job better than you can. And Ted and his team can do the job better than I can," Cassidy said in an interview. Also, Cincinnati Bell said it would air a local spot for its Fioptics triple-play bundle during the Super Bowl. Cincinnati.com (1/31), American City Business Journals/Cincinnati (1/31), American City Business Journals/Cincinnati (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study: Broadband has created thousands of jobs in Ill.
    Broadband access investments led to the creation of more than 13,000 Illinois-based jobs in 2010 and 2011, the Illinois Partnership for the New Economy & Jobs reported. The coalition's study on broadband job creation, funded by AT&T, also noted that there were nearly 20,000 jobs related to mobile applications last year in the Land of Lincoln. The industry partnership is advocating for more private investment in broadband technology, rather than maintaining the existing wired telephone infrastructure. The Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, Herrin, Murphysboro) (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Valve co-founder talks Steam Box competitors
    The forthcoming Steam Box video game console won't primarily compete with products from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, but with whatever will emerge from Apple in the near future, Valve Software co-founder Gabe Newell says. "The threat right now is that Apple has gained a huge amount of market share, and has a relatively obvious pathway towards entering the living room with their platform," he said. "I think that there's a scenario where we see sort of a dumbed-down living room platform emerging -- I think Apple rolls the console guys really easily. The question is can we make enough progress in the PC space to establish ourselves there, and also figure out better ways of addressing mobile before Apple takes over the living room?" Digital Trends (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Clearwire continues DISH review but stays with Sprint
    Clearwire will remain open to talking with DISH Network about its bid to take control of the wireless service provider but also said in a regulatory filing it would continue to recommend shareholders accept Sprint Nextel's offer of $2.97 share. DISH bid $3.30 a share for Clearwire, but Sprint has argued that the rival offer carries more conditions. Clearwire also said that it has still not drawn on any of the financing offered by Sprint. Bloomberg (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cisco clarifies IoT vision with new M2M products
    Cisco Systems has introduced a suite of machine-to-machine optimized products designed to propel the company's foray into the "Internet of things" -- including a series of Wi-Fi access points, connected grid products and industrial switches. Techworld (U.K.) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FairPoint powers network upgrade at Mount Washington Observatory
    FairPoint Communications has completed a network upgrade for the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, replacing a multivendor architecture based largely on microwave links with one that leverages the benefits of carrier Ethernet. The project uses high-capacity Ethernet data circuits to deliver voice services, and 10 Mbps LAN and Internet access that supports bandwidth-intensive features such as videoconferencing and distance learning. Telecompetitor.com (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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