Broadband access in Europe tops 72%; Cox suffers e-mail outage

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> Broadband access in Europe topped 72 percent as more consumers used higher speed broadband connections to access VOD and video streaming applications. Article

> Worldwide pay-TV subscribers will reach 907 million in 2013 as HD and IPTV services advance, says ABI Research. Release

> AT&T announced the pricing terms of its Pool 1 and Pool 2 offer and expiration and settlement of its exchange offers. Release

Cable News

> Comcast spent $418.2 million on advertising its Xfinity products in Q3 2012, according to Kantar Media. Article

> Cox Communications has been dealing with an e-mail outage in its Midwest and East Coast regions that it says was caused by a failure on its e-mail storage platform. Article

Enterprise Communications News

> IntelePeer has established partnerships with telecom service provider Chinook Communications and contact center provider LiveOps for its cloud-based products. Article

> 8x8, a competitive VoIP provider, is facing a regulatory battle in Utah as it looks to provide VoIP and UC services to the state's SMBs. Article

Online Video News

> Hulu said that by the end of the year it will have over 3 million Hulu Plus subscribers. Article

> Plizy, a cloud based media center company, raised $4 million in Series A funding from Atlas Venture. Article

And finally … Australia's iiNet refuses to play copyright babysitter as the entertainment industry looks to crack down on consumers obtaining free copies of their content over broadband networks. Article

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