Cape Town signs up 8 service providers for broadband initiative; Corning introduces new USB optical cables

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> Cape Town's City Council has signed eight third-party service provider agreements as part of its new broadband network strategy. Article (sub. req.)

> Bell Aliant announced that Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership ("Bell Aliant LP") has agreed to sell, on an agency basis, an aggregate of $150 million principal amount of floating rate notes to mature on April 22, 2016. Release

> Corning has introduced its new USB 3.Optical Cables, which are capable of sending up to 5 Gbps of data at distances up to 30 meters. Article (sub req.)

Cable News
> Aereo is going to have a hard time proving its right to exist when takes its case to the Supreme Court April 22, according to legal experts asked to handicap the proceedings. Article

> The ongoing spat between Cable One and Viacom over how much Viacom's programming is worth--and whether Cable One is willing to pay for it--could cause Duncan, Okla., to lose $130,000 in franchise fees. Article

Online Video News
> Yahoo, whose music-streaming partnership with Vevo reportedly hasn't been generating much user interest, is taking another shot, announcing a new deal with the service to bring live concert events, original music programming and thousands of Vevo's music videos to Yahoo Screen. Article

Wireless News
> Google reported first-quarter revenue that missed analysts' expectations, as the company's core advertising business continues to grapple with a decline in how much advertisers pay per click amid a shift in computing from desktop PCs to smartphones and tablets. Article

> AT&T warned that it would have to "reevaluate" whether it would participate in the FCC's planned incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum if the FCC places restrictions on how much spectrum it could purchase. Article

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