AT&T slashes NC jobs; HomeGrid Forum shows speed of home networking at CES

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@FierceTelecom RT @communitynets: Just after NC protected AT&T from real competition, AT&T ships jobs out of state. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> The HomeGrid Forum is demonstrating high-speed home networking and multivendor interoperability at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Release

> SFR, a France-based wireline and wireless provider, will maintain its €1.6 billion ($2.09 billion) investment in fiber and LTE despite facing increased pricing pressure in the competitive telecom market. Article

> The Dutch government's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has developed guidelines for ethical hackers who want to disclose security vulnerabilities. Article

Cable News

> AT&T launched the U-verse Screen Pack service, which allows video subscribers who pay an extra $5 a month to watch movies and shows on TVs, tablets and smartphones. Article

> Cox Communications and Cisco plan to unveil what they call a new "second screen experience" during the Consumer Electronics Show. Article

Enterprise Communications

> F5 Networks' VIPRION application delivery controller is off to a "strong start," said Dell'Oro Group in a recent report. Article

> The private cloud market is forecast to grow 9 percent annually through 2016, says TechNavio. Article


> Verizon and Motorola jointly debuted a new FiOS TV media server at CES. Article

> AT&T made a number of announcements at CES to demonstrate that it will continue expanding its U-verse IPTV video offerings. Article

Online Video News

> Rovi Corp. plans to sell off its Rovi Entertainment Store business as part of an effort to "focus the company on growth opportunities related to its core enabling technologies and services." Article

And finally … Satellite providers claim that they are the answer to fill America's broadband service gap. Article