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Comcast reports 9.2M World Cup live streams on Xfinity, besting 7.8M for Winter Olympics

Confirming reports issued last week painting the ongoing FIFA World Cup soccer tournament as the biggest TV Everywhere event ever, Comcast reported an all-time-best 9.2 million live streams of World Cup action on its Xfinity platform through the first 18 days of competition.

Peering fights will soon be thing of the past, Level 3 exec says

The recent public feuds between Netflix and large ISPs over streaming video quality will soon be resolved, according to Bill Wohnoutka, a VP on Level 3 Communications' solutions architecture team.

BT Openreach faces Ofcom mandate to accelerate repair, installation times

UK regulator Ofcom has put new rules in place that will force Openreach, the operator of BT's last mile network, to enhance the speed in which it conducts line repairs and service installations for consumers and its wholesale customers, reports  ZDNet.

ESPN, Univision generate record TV Everywhere audience, experience glitches

Thursday's World Cup match between the U.S. and Germany produced the watershed moment for TV Everywhere that ESPN predicted before the tournament, with a network-reported peak of 1.7 million concurrent streams on the Watch ESPN streaming app to see three-time champion Germany's 1-0 win.

U.S. fails to make Akamai's top 4K-ready nations list

Akamai released a report Thursday revealing that only 17 percent of U.S. homes have the kind of sustained broadband speeds needed to support streaming of 4K/Ultra HD video content.

World Cup: Better last-mile broadband drives bigger streaming audience

Having a rabid local fanbase for soccer certainly drives the amount of World Cup streamed viewing that goes on in any specific country, but data shows that the quality of last-mile broadband penetration is also a big factor.

Chapel Hill becomes latest AT&T fiber town in North Carolina

Continuing its quest to blanket all of North Carolina with its 1 Gbps-capable "U-Verse with GigaPower" platform, AT&T has forged a deal with the town of Chapel Hill to begin rolling out its fiber network.

FCC dedicates $2B to equip schools, libraries with Wi-Fi

The FCC is allocating $2 billion over the next two years to equip more schools and libraries with Wi-Fi connections to enable students to take advantage of new educational tools like tablets and digital textbooks.

Cable is delivering on ISP speeds, FCC study says

In its fourth yearly speed report on ISPs, the FCC found that, on average, cable operators are meeting or beating their advertised speeds by over 100 percent. The FCC also found that consumers continue to crave more speed and are moving to higher and faster tiers of service.

AT&T adds Raleigh, N.C., to its 1 Gbps FTTP deployment target list

AT&T has reached an agreement with the city of Raleigh, N.C., to be the next market where it will provide its 1 Gbps U-verse with GigaPower fiber to the premises (FTTP) service.