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March 1, 2013
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  • Smaller bundles could prove a model for pay TV
    Programming bundles on pay TV might not last forever, but executives say it's unlikely they would ever offer a full a la carte menu because of restrictions from content providers. A more likely scenario might be to create smaller, themed bundles for customers. The Wall Street Journal (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business & Industry Watch 
  • EAGLE-Net may need financing to complete broadband build-out
    EAGLE-Net has committed or spent most of its $100.6 million federal stimulus grant, yet has reached less than one-quarter of the Colorado school districts and educational institutions it was assigned to hook up with broadband service. At a congressional hearing Wednesday, Larry Strickling of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration said EAGLE-Net may need additional financing through a bank loan or other sources. The Denver Post (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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USTelecom Spotlight

  • Get certified in SIP without traveling (it's online)
    In cooperation with The SIP School, USTelecom is offering online training courses in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). SIP is the underlying protocol of VoIP and voice over LTE and is the fundamental building block of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture. Using lively and animated eLearning materials, the courses allow you to learn at your own pace. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Video Upload 
  • YouTube adds Send to TV feature to its iOS app
    Google's YouTube subsidiary updated its iOS application with the Send to TV feature that was previously available on its Android app, this blog post notes. The Send to TV feature can be used with Google TV-enabled products, along with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox consoles, it was said. TechCrunch (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • Consumers ready to embrace smart appliances, report finds
    Nearly half of all American consumers would be receptive to using household appliances embedded with M2M technology that lets utilities monitor energy use with the goal of increasing efficiency, a report finds. Parks Associates found that 44% of surveyed households are "highly interested" in smart appliances. (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IP Download 
  • Experts warn of challenges ahead from rising network demand
    The standards and protocols that have powered the Internet since its inception are becoming increasingly taxed because of the exponential increase in the number of networked devices -- which according to one forecast could reach 30 billion by 2020. That's according to a group of experts who met recently to discuss the challenges facing the networking sector and to consider ways to head off looming crises, such as the inevitable depletion of available IPv4 addresses. Network World (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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