Blockbuster to launch streaming video service; Updated broadband map still has many flaws

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> Blockbuster, now part of Dish Networks, will try to win over disgruntled Netflix customers with its own video streaming offering. Article

> HP's board officially named Meg Whitman, EBay's former leader, as CEO yesterday when the board fired Leo Apotheker after less than 11 months on the job. Article

> Internet2's fall member meeting, which will be held Oct. 3-6 at the Raleigh, N.C. Convention Center, will highlight new broadband networking developments to advance global science, research, education and society. Release

> Cable & Wireless' LIME Jamaica subsidiary filed a suit to block the Claro and Digicel merger. Article

> Zayo has completed the network upgrade for the Marietta, Ga. City Schools to a Gigabit Ethernet network. Release

> America Movil's Claro Argentina has introduced up to 50 Mbps speed service on its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network, reaching the districts of Tres de Febrero, Moron, Vicente Lopez, Avellaneda and Berazategui, in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area. Article

> Frontier and Tropos Networks have presented Thomas M. Leighton, mayor of Wilkes-Barre, Penn., with an "Innovations and Leadership in Public Safety" award for helping to develop a wireless broadband network in the city that has been instrumental to improve community safety and spur economic development. Release

And finally ... The national broadband map has been updated with information on more ISPs, but like the first map issued in February it still overstates available speeds and actual service availability. Article

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