Google took the opportunity at its annual developer conference to push its next royalty-free video codec, VP9, CNET reported. Work on the technology is expected to be finished next month, at which point Google's Chrome and YouTube will begin using it, according to a recent update to a WebM discussion group.
Dish Network and its Hopper DVR, DirecTV and its Genie, and Comcast's XG1 set-top box can all expect to receive a boost from a home networking device market in which MoCA-enabled equipment is increasingly sought after.
eircom, Ireland's incumbent telco, has officially launched its new open access fiber-based broadband network, enabling speeds of up to 70 Mbps for, initially, more than 300,000 premises.
CenturyLink's chief financial officer said that its aggressive fiber to the tower plans will help it stabilize revenue and reduce maintenance costs.
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Bob Currey, CEO of Consolidated Communications, said that when Google Fiber begins to enter the parts of Kansas City where it operates they will be ready to compete.
Balan Nair, Liberty Global CTO, knows that IP is the cable industry's long-term technology platform, but in the near-term the provider will continue to support both traditional QAM modulation and IP on the set-top boxes that deliver their video services in the home.
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Windstream appointed Randy Nicklas, who was rumored to have left XO Communications recently, as its executive vice president of engineering and CTO.
Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Windstream told investors this week that while the telco's wholesale sales force has been successful in selling fiber to the tower services, they will focus more on selling other network services.