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Rural telcos to receive Farm Bill funding for broadband expansion

Rural telcos will be eligible to receive grants, loans or loan guarantees as part of the Agriculture Act of 2014 that President Obama has signed into law. The legislation, also known as the Farm Bill, includes provisions to create the Rural Gigabit Network Pilot Program.

Programmers not flocking to Google Chromecast

In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo editor Josh Wein takes a look at challenges Google faces in getting cable and broadcast programmers to deliver video through its new Chromecast HDMI stick.

Bell Canada adds 15,690 broadband subs in Q4, but wireline revenues decline to $2.4B

Bell Canada doubled the amount of net broadband customer additions, adding 15,690 subscribers during the fourth quarter, up from the 7,269 customers it added in the fourth quarter of 2012. At the end of 2013, Bell had a total 2.18 million broadband customers, a 2.7 percent increase over 2012.

Wave Broadband launches 110 Mbps wideband tier

Wave Broadband has launched a 110 Mbps high-speed Internet service, and the Kirkland, Wash.-based company is also running a promotion for a $9.95 monthly 5 Mbps tier.

Cable One selling broadband wireless spectrum to AT&T

AT&T wants to buy advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) from Phoenix, Ariz.-based cable MSO Cable One that it could use to expand its LTE network, according to an FCC notice.

Will Verizon buy NFL Sunday Ticket rights to jumpstart virtual pay TV service?

I thought separate meetings I had last week with the top video executives at Comcast and Verizon would help answer questions about their strategy with new technology platforms like X1 and LTE multicast. But my interview with Verizon's Shawn Strickland left me with many more questions.

Cable in the fourth quarter of 2013

How did triple-play providers, programmers, online video providers and tech vendors perform in the fourth quarter of 2013? Check this FierceCable summary for frequent updates. In addition to analyzing year-end reports, we'll cover earnings conference calls, focusing on updates involving technology deployments, subscriber growth, and capital spending.

Google Fiber building fiber huts in Kansas City suburb of Shawnee

Google Fiber is beginning to install fiber huts in Shawnee, Kan., bringing it closer to launching its 1-Gig Internet and pay TV service in the Kansas City suburb.

FCC dedicates $2B to bring broadband to schools, libraries

The FCC is doubling down on the investment to connect schools and libraries by allocating $2 billion over the next two years to support broadband service. An estimated 20 million students in at least 15,000 schools will get access to a broadband connection through the expanded program.

NBC recruits AT&T veteran Macwan to run new Media Labs operation

NBCUniversal said Monday that it recruited a top AT&T technology executive to run a new technology center focused on driving innovations involving virtualization, mobile video and big data.