Dish Network to launch video streaming service; Broadband caps are inevitable even for small ISPs

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> Dish Network plans to leverage its Blockbuster assets and launch its own streaming movie service to challenge Netflix next month. Article

> ZTE reports a 21 percent in operating revenue increase in Q1 2011 as revenue in Europe and America grows 62 percent. Release

> Brazil-based competitive provider America Net is spending $6.4 million on fiber network expansion with plans to offer services to 5,000 customers by the end of 2011. Article

> Skype's new FREETALK Connect Me Home Phone Adapter allows consumers to use Skype service on their existing landline home phones. Release

> The Dutch government has launched an investigation over claims that Iran may have hacked into Dutch state websites. Article 

> Comcast's Stephen Burke will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills on Sept. 14. Release

And finally ... North State Communications, an ISP serving North Carolina, argues that not only is FTTH the ultimate broadband medium, but that metered billing is an inevitable reality for every service provider. Article

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