Hibernia Networks names Omar Altaji as CCO; Minnesota broadband access continues to rise

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> Hibernia Networks has appointed Omar Altaji as chief commercial officer (CCO) effective immediately. Release

> According to Connect Minnesota, nearly 78 percent of the state's households had access to wired broadband connections of at least 10/6 Mbps in November. Article

>Level 3 Communications has been honored with the MEF Ethernet Excellence Awards in four categories. Release

Cable News
> Hedging against a protracted carriage battle with Fox News, Dish Network has signed an agreement to carry Glenn Beck's indie conservative channel TheBlaze. Article

> Comcast became the latest pay-TV operator to implement early-2015 rate increases, upping the monthly lease price of its cable modems from $8 to $10. Article

Online Video News
> Viewers are getting their daily Netflix fix more often than ever before. According to a new report by Leichtman Research Group, 36 percent of subscribers to the service that it surveyed stream video daily, and 72 percent stream it weekly. Article

Wireless News
> General Motors unveiled a new part of its OnStar service that will let retailers and other merchants advertise and send deals directly to drivers in their cars. Article

> AT&T Mobility launched its M2X Data Service platform as a commercial product, encouraging developers to use the platform if they want managed services for Internet of Things applications. Article

And finally… Retail, banks and hospitals could become key cyberattack targets in 2015. Article

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