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Broadcast-only households jump 4%, Nielsen stats show

Despite reports to the contrary, the broadcast television audience may be keeping over-the-air viewing alive and well, a study from Nielsen suggests. Broadcast-only households grew 4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2014.

AT&T-DirecTV deal will be hot topic as moguls gather in Sun Valley

AT&T's bid to merge with DirecTV is expected to be at the top of the agenda at Allen & Co.'s annual Sun Valley, Idaho, conference, long seen as an off-the-record industry incubator.

Vodafone Ireland, ESB challenge eircom with $615M fiber-based broadband network

Vodafone Ireland and Irish electricity utility ESB are emerging as a new broadband challenger to incumbent telco eircom with a $615 million investment to build a fiber to the building (FTTB)-based broadband network that will deliver speeds ranging from 200 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

Allstream taps NetCracker to improve business customer order management, fulfillment processes

Allstream is employing NetCracker's NetCracker 9 suite to enhance its end-to-end order management and service fulfillment capabilities for its growing business customer base.

Aereo considers options following Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court on ruled on June 25 that Aereo's subscription video on demand service, which streams broadcast signals received via small antennas to DVRs and ultimately subscribers, violated copyright laws. Samantha Bookman,   editor of  FierceOnlineVideo, takes a look   at the Supreme Court's decision and its impact on the online video, broadcasting and cable segments.

TDS' Salem, Ky., broadband stimulus project extends service to 650 new homes

TDS Telecom has completed its latest broadband stimulus project around Salem, Ky., bringing service to area businesses and more than 650 residents--nearly 100 more than it projected in its funding application.

Zayo acquires AtlantaNAP data center, expands data center footprint to 28 locations

Zayo announced its acquisition of Atlanta data center and managed services provider AtlantaNAP, a purchase that will expand its data center count to 28 locations.

CBS makes more ad revenue from online video than broadcast, report says

Here's one reason we may see broadcasters make a seismic shift from airwaves to lightwaves (er, you know, fiber optic networks) in distributing their content. CBS Corp. reports that it makes 10 to 20 percent more ad dollars per viewer from its streaming content than from broadcast content.

YouTube tops online viewing choices, study says, and more viewers want to cut the cord

When it comes to deciding what to watch online, 68 percent of connected viewers pick YouTube first, a new study from Adroit Digital reveals. And those viewers, who now watch 15 hours or more of online video on any kind of connected device, would cut the cord instantly if a viable alternative to pay TV were available online.

Consolidated's Enventis deal shows ongoing need to diversify its revenue base

Consolidated Communications' move to acquire  fellow independent telco Enventis for $350 million  may not be on par with the blockbuster deals its independent ILEC counterparts CenturyLink and Windstream have made in recent years, but it's significant in that it is a sign of another smaller telco branching out of its all-voice service roots.