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March 18, 2013
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  • Verizon wants to pay for programming based on actual viewers
    Verizon Communications is trying to alter the fee structure for FiOS TV programming by negotiating payments based on the number of viewers for a network, instead of the current system of tying fees to the number of homes a channel reaches. Verizon is in negotiations with several "midtier and smaller" programmers, which it would not identify, said Terry Denson, its chief programming negotiator. The Wall Street Journal (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Court: Telecoms don't have to hand over records to feds
    Telecoms can refuse to turn over confidential subscriber records to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled Friday, saying the demands were unconstitutional. The decision struck down one of a group of federal laws known that allowed the FBI to issue NSLs -- national security letters -- to telecoms. The law, which also banned the letters' recipients from discussing them, has "multiple constitutional problems," the judge ruled. Bloomberg (3/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CenturyLink sees growth in the cloud
    The Savvis subsidiary of CenturyLink is providing growth opportunities for its parent, which wants to expand its market share in corporate data services, according to this analysis, which points to Amazon and Rackspace Hosting, among others, as Savvis' competitors in the cloud space. Despite slower growth rates recently seen in cloud services, Donna Jaegers of D.A. Davidson & Co. says, "Cloud computing is still one of the fastest-growing areas of the U.S. economy." Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • In 3 Days: What you need to know about LTE backhaul
    This free webinar (this Thursday, March 21), sponsored by Juniper Networks, explains how you can leverage MPLS and other key IP networking technologies for mobile backhaul networks. The webinar also discusses the management functions that should be considered when planning for LTE and beyond. Register today – it's free. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Video Upload 
  • Hulu shows strength in videos served, ad minutes
    Hulu, amid uncertainty about its future, in February placed second to Google in the number of videos served, with 709.9 million to YouTube's 11.3 billion, according to comScore. Hulu outperformed Google in terms of ad minutes served, tallying 583 million to YouTube's 182 million. Although Hulu placed 13th for unique visitors, with 24.1 million, it claims an actual audience of 30 million uniques, if tablets, smartphones, connected TVs and other devices were included. Multichannel News (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • UN aims to close the broadband digital gap in 7 years
    The United Nations' Broadband Commission for Digital Development wants to achieve gender equality when it comes to broadband access and has set a goal to hit the mark by 2020. Females in developing countries have less technology access than males, and there is still a gap in access levels between the sexes in developed countries, according to the commission. Broadcasting & Cable (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Galaxy S4's use of 802.11ac heralds era of faster Wi-Fi in home
    Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 smartphone supports 802.11ac -- also known as Gigabit Wi-Fi -- a new standard that will enable wireless networks to transmit as fast as 1.3 gigabits per second via in-home routers. Hurdles remaining include the need for smartphone users to buy routers that support the standard and the need to embed more powerful chips in wireless devices, said chip maker Broadcom. But the standard "addresses a lot of issues, mainly on the infrastructure side. Basically, the amount of data traversing through the home today is taxing prior generations" of equipment, Wunderlich Securities analyst William Harrison said. Total Telecom Magazine (U.K.)/Dow Jones Newswires (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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