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Broadbus founder Binder builds Boston startup Layer3TV

Jeff Binder, a cable industry veteran who sold Broadbus Technologies to Motorola in 2006, has formed a startup company in Boston that is developing a technology platform for IP-based video.

CNN, NBCU vets launch over-the-top celebrity TV networks

Comcast, DirecTV and other pay TV distributors face new over-the-top video competition from TAPP (TV App), a startup led by former NBCUniversal Television Chairman Jeff Gaspin and former CNN CEO Jonathan Klein.

Bell Aliant spends $4.3M to bring FTTH service to three new Newfoundland, Labrador locations

Canada's Bell Aliant is investing $4.3 million to light up three new towns in Newfoundland and Labrador with its fiber to the home (FTTH)-based FibreOP service. When the telco completes this latest build, it will serve a total of 8,100 customers in Harbour Grace, Deer Lake and Stephenville.

Hawaiian Telcom's consumer revenue rises 4% to $36.4M on strong video, broadband adds

Hawaiian Telcom's fourth-quarter 2013 consumer revenue climbed 4 percent to $36.4 million as the company reported ongoing gains in both broadband and its emerging IPTV product.

Viacom, Turner, Discovery, Fox test live TV through LTE in the Netherlands

U.S. programmers and wireless carriers will likely be paying close attention to a pilot test that KPN plans to kick off on March 20 in the Netherlands, where it will use its LTE network to deliver a package of 16 live TV network to subscribers using tablets and smartphones.

AT&T's Stephens: Project VIP could drive new OTT video opportunities, content arrangements

AT&T's CFO John Stephens said that as it extends its Project VIP footprint into more markets, AT&T will be able to expand the growth of U-verse broadband and video.

Charter CEO sees potential from cable spectrum deals, wireless drops

Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said Monday that he sees opportunities within the next five years for the MSO to offer a broadband product that would rely on both unlicensed spectrum such as Wi-Fi and licensed spectrum that the company could purchase.

CableLabs eyes augmented reality Wi-Fi maps

Broadband subscribers may be able to find Wi-Fi hotspots with an "augmented reality" application that combines images captured from mobile devices with data detailing the strength of Wi-Fi access points, 4G networks and other wireless signals, according to a recent CableLabs patent application.

RCN doubles upload speeds for broadband customers

Cable overbuilder RCN said that it doubled the upload speeds for its two most popular broadband tiers, and that it won't charge subscribers additional fees for the upgrade.

AT&T spending $7.1B to upgrade California telco plant

AT&T said it'll spend $7.1 billion to upgrade its wireline and wireless network in California. The investments will include upgrades that will allow the telco to expand its U-verse TV and Internet footprint in California.