HickoryTech to release Q3 results on Nov. 4; Google Fiber debunks criticism over need for higher speed broadband

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> HickoryTech Corp. will release its third quarter 2013 results on Monday, Nov. 4 after the market closes. Release

> BBC America and AT&T U-verse TV announced a renewal of their carriage agreement, which includes the launch of the channel in high definition. Release

Cable News

> Cox Communications is looking at using cloud-based servers to offer cable subscribers with DVR set-tops in their homes extra storage capacity, CTO Kevin Hart told FierceCable at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. Article

> A new report from Digital TV Research predicts that revenues from Europe's top pay-TV channels will grow 31 percent to $5.52 billion by 2018. Article

Online Video News

> YouTube said on its official Creators blog that it is opening its subscription channel option to more contributors. Article

Wireless News

> Chipset maker Broadcom said it had initiated a global restructuring plan to cut expenses and "better align its resources to areas of strategic focus." Article

> BlackBerry said that within the first 24 hours of availability, more than 10 million users had downloaded the cross-platform version of its signature Messenger app for Google's Android and Apple's iOS platforms. Article

And finally … Google Fiber project leader Kevin Lo said during this week's Broadband World Forum event in Amsterdam that "There's a myth that consumers don't want, won't pay for, or don't need high-speed broadband." Article