European Union cuts its broadband fund; Telco-led consortium heads up effort to end net neutrality

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> New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has put together a proposal to support online gaming in what he says is a "careful, measured and responsible way." Release

> The European Union's proposed $9.36 billion fund to provide 30 Mbps of broadband to citizens by 2020 has been cut, reports GigaOm. Article

Cable News

> Belo Corp, a TV station group, said that retransmission-consent deals it expects to sign with pay TV distributors will become a major revenue driver in the second half of this year. Article

> FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said that the regulator should relax parts of the 1992 Cable Act regulations because they face plenty of competition from satellite TV and over the top (OTT) providers such as Netflix. Article


> European and Middle Eastern hotels, reports HospitalityTechDecisions, are using IPTV platforms from vendors like LG Electronics to enhance guest experience and increase ad revenue. Article

Online Video News

> Netflix mail order subscribers will likely migrate over to its online video service if the U.S. Postal Service decides to stop Saturday mail service, reports Bloomberg. Article

And finally … A coalition led by Verizon, AT&T and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are heading up an attack on net neutrality. Article