Google Fiber remains elusive on expansion plans; Speculation mounts on FCC chairman replacement

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> Public Knowledge and other consumer groups are cheering the defeat of Georgia's anti-municipal broadband bill that was supported by both Windstream and AT&T. Article

> Google Fiber may see its FTTH venture as a real business, but for now it's sticking with building and maintaining the service in Kansas City. Article

> Singapore's StarHub has introduced a new fiber-based IOPTV service that it says will be initially available to commercial/business customers in the city state. Article

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> Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai said during this week's ACA Summit that he defends the controversial usage-based mechanisms telcos and cable operators are imposing on their subscribers. Article

> LodgeNet and DirecTV have entered into a partnership where they will offer hotel operators the exclusive NFL Sunday Ticket programming package. Article

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> A survey from multiscreen interactive advertising company Jivox says that the rich media ad creation process is "riddled with roadblocks." Article

And finally … Kornbluh, Strickling and Wheeler emerge as possible candidates to take over the FCC chairman seat when the regulator's current boss Julius Genachowski departs. Article

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