AT&T provides $15,000 to 'Year Up – Puget Sound'; Salisbury's Fibrant increases top speed to 1 Gig

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> The European Commission has approved the Polish regulator UKE's proposed regulation of wholesale broadband based on a regional segmentation of the market. Article (sub. req.)

> Salisbury's Fibrant network recently signed on its 3,000th customer and increased its top broadband speed to 1 Gig with no price increase. Article

> AT&T announced that it has provided $15,000 to Year Up – Puget Sound, which was used to provide scholarships for three local students. Release

Cable News
> Smaller cable operators that aren't aligned with a bigger media or cable company are at a disadvantage in the marketplace, Liberty Media President and CEO Greg Maffei told investors and analysts on the company's second-quarter earnings call. Article

> Dish Network announced a broad-reaching programming rights renewal with A+E Networks that will give the Englewood, Colo.-based satellite operator additional channels to include in its groundbreaking OTT service. Article

Online Video News
> Integrated search is one of the next, and most challenging frontiers for both online video and TV Everywhere. And according to TiVo CEO Tom Rogers, Web search engine providers like Google or Microsoft won't lead the way. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint (NYSE: S) named Brightstar Corp. founder Marcelo Claure as its next CEO, replacing Dan Hesse, who has been at the helm of the nation's No. 3 carrier since December 2007. Article

> Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, has lost its leading position in the Chinese market to a local upstart, Xiaomi, in a reversal that has stunned industry analysts. Article

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