Blue Box names Matthew Schiltz as its new CEO; Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signs new rural broadband bill

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> Blue Box has named Matthew Schiltz, the former CEO of Tier 3 which was acquired by CenturyLink earlier this year, as its new CEO. Article

> China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is no longer regulating tariffs of telecom services and will instead allow pricing to be controlled by market forces. Article

> Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation on Friday that redirects part of a $54 million ratepayer subsidy to help telcos bring service to rural areas. Article

> The FCC has appointed Kim Hart as press secretary to Chairman Tom Wheeler. Release

Cable News
> A satellite TV bill approved by the House Energy Commerce Committee would give broadcasters until 2016 to undo joint sales agreements (JSAs). Article

> TV Everywhere from pay-TV providers is picking up steam, according to NPD Group's "TV Everywhere Report," which says that 21 percent of pay-TV subscribers use TV Everywhere at least once a month. Article

Online Video News
> Major advertisers are inadvertently supporting websites that offer pirated movie and television content because they are buying ad space using automated ad-buying services, a Wall Street Journal article asserts. Article

Wireless News
> Bankrupt wireless firm LightSquared and Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen face court-ordered mediation if they can't figure out their differences over LightSquared's restructuring, a federal bankruptcy court judge ruled. Article

> U.S. Cellular is signaling its opposition to a draft FCC plan for bidding rules for next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, potentially driving a wedge between it and other smaller carriers. Article

And finally… DDoS attacks now used as distraction to cover data theft. Article


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