AT&T's Amelio retiring from its board; NetCologne to roll out fiber network in parts of Frechen, Germany

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> AT&T announced that Dr. Gilbert Amelio is retiring from its board of directors so he can devote more attention to other professional and personal activities. Release

> German alternative provider NetCologne plans to roll out a high speed fiber network in parts of Frechen, a town in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Article

> Cogent Communications announced that Erel N. Margalit stepped down from the company's board as he takes a post in Israel's Parliament. Release

Cable News

> The ACA said that need the FCC needs to open up more spectrum in the 5 GHz band to meet demand from cable operator's subscribers for next-generation Wi-Fi services. Article

> Meredith Corp., which runs CBS and Fox affiliates in several states, saw political ad revenue plummet to just $725,000 for the quarter ending June 30, compared to $3.2 million this time last year. Article

Online Video News

> Google's Chromecast, a new device designed to let people send the video they're looking at on a mobile device, tablet or PC to their TV set, sold out quickly in its first week of availability. Article

And finally … Verizon discusses how fiber-based communications will be able to support the growth of connected devices in the home. Post

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