Boston Marathon investigators turn to crowdsourcing; Examining the Gigabit broadband challenge

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> Chicago is taking part in a national digital literacy campaign that will offer low-cost residential broadband service to residents of certain zip codes. Article

> Investigators of the Boston Marathon bombings will rely on crowdsourced surveillance that will be provided by spectators' cell phone photos and Instagram feeds. Article

Cable News

> Comcast promoted 20-year company veteran Greg Butz to EVP of sales and marketing operations for its Comcast Cable unit. Article

> An FCC report said that about 27 percent of 2,944 cable headends nationwide failed to receive the Emergency Alert System notice that was sent during the first national test of the alert system conducted in November 2011. Article


> Verizon has informed existing customers that it is taking down its YouTube widget from its FiOS interactive menu. Article

> Local Nebraska officials hope that CenturyLink's impending debut of its Prism TV service in three towns will ignite a price war with Cox Communications and Charter Communications. Article

And finally … Teresa Mastrangelo, principal analyst at Broadband Trends, examines the challenges of Gigabit broadband. Article