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Dish Network could start Internet TV service by late summer

Dish Network hopes to be online and running with an Internet TV service as early as this summer, Bloomberg reports.

Time Warner Cable boosts broadband speeds in Los Angeles, NYC

Time Warner Cable announced plans to launch 300 Mbps service to customers in several New York City and Los Angeles communities where it has completed network upgrades.

AT&T adds 200K U-verse video subs in Q1

AT&T continues to make inroads with U-verse. The company added 200,000 U-verse video subscribers in the first quarter of 2014 and noted that churn for the product is very low. In addition, AT&T touted the fact that U-verse is now a $14 billion annualized revenue stream for the company, growing at almost 30 percent year-over year.

Buffalo officials, residents want Verizon to change its FiOS course

Elected officials in the Buffalo region of New York have an uphill task if they expect Verizon to change its mind about adding new FiOS markets. Nevertheless, Assemblyman Sean Ryan and State Sen. Timothy Kennedy want the service in Buffalo and other local communities.

AT&T ready to launch ultra-fast broadband in up to 100 cities

Communities that fit the bill might be in line for U-verse ultra-fast broadband from AT&T. The carrier said it's looking at up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities, including 21 major metropolitan areas, as places to put its U-verse GigaPower service with broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps.

Samsung facility fire temporarily dumbs down smart TVs

An electrical fire at a Samsung subsidiary facility in Gwacheon, South Korea temporarily knocked the smarts out of the company's smart TVs and left them presenting error messages to viewers.

Comcast expected to ride Internet and sports to Q1 gains, but analysts wary of TWC merger

Comcast will rely on two of its strengths--super-fast broadband and televised sports via its NBCUniversal group--to deliver "significantly higher" first quarter earnings, analysts predict ahead of tomorrow's earnings report.

Muni broadband support flaring up again as digital divide widens

With the digital divide now spanning gigabits as opposed to megabits, the idea of community broadband--also known as municipal broadband, a way for municipalities to drive broadband into lightly serviced areas, is again flaring up across the country.

Time Warner Cable launches wide-scale HotSpot 2.0

Time Warner Cable has taken the nationwide plunge and is making HotSpot 2.0 technology available on most of the 33,000-plus access points where it has also launched TWCWiFi-Passpoint security.

Franken asks Netflix's Hastings to share views on Comcast-TWC acquisition

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) wants to know what Netflix CEO Reed Hastings thinks about Comcast's plan to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion.