AT&T holds disaster recovery drill in Amsterdam; Germany lags in broadband services race

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> UK telecom regulator Ofcom gives consumers metrics on how their phone, broadband and pay TV providers performed in its latest complaints figures. Post

> AT&T has invested $600 million in its Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) program with field exercises like the one it is holding this week in Amsterdam. Release

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> Time Warner Cable subscribers in California, Wisconsin and Nebraska may lose TV stations affiliated with CBS and NBC unless the MSO agrees to pay increased retransmission-consent fees before its contract expires on June 30. Article

> PayPal and interactive TV technology vendor Delivery Agent are teaming up on a service that could allow cable and satellite TV subscribers to buy products from more than 350 brands with their remote controls. Article

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> The HbbTV Consortium has named Kirk Edwardson, head of marketing and sales engineering at Espial, and Regis Saint Girons, CEO of httv, to head a marketing initiative to push the open standard beyond Europe. Article

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> Intel is testing its over-the-top pay-TV with employees in three western markets. Article

And finally … Germany continues to lag behind the rest of the world in the broadband race. Article

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