Idaho lawmakers approve $3.6M measure to save high school broadband access; TDS to webcast Q4 2014 results on Feb. 25

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> Idaho lawmakers approved a $3.6 million measure to maintain broadband access in the state's public high schools for another four months. Article

> Interxion names Giuliano Di Vitantonio as its new chief marketing and strategy officer. Release

> Telephone and Data Systems and US Cellular will be webcasting their fourth-quarter operating results in a conference call on Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Release

> A new report from the upper house of UK parliament--the House of Lords--has written a new report suggesting that Internet access be reclassified as a public utility. Article

Cable News
> Comcast revealed that more than 30 percent of its Xfinity TV customers are now using its authenticated TV Everywhere app to watch shows, representing about 20 percent year-over-year growth. Article

> One day after noted cable industry analyst Craig Moffett downgraded the stocks of Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications to neutral on fears of cord-cutting and price-regulation tied to Title II Internet reform, analyst Jonathan Chaplin stepped forward with a dissenting viewpoint. Article

Online Video News
> Online video providers from Netflix to Amazon to Yahoo are scurrying to create original content that will poach viewers away from their rivals. But an analyst with The Diffusion Group says that pouring money into scripted entertainment is a strategy that is destined to fail. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile US promoted CMO Mike Sievert to the role of COO on Feb. 13, according to a securities filing the carrier made. The company also made several other changes to its executive ranks. Article

> Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai confirmed that the company is willing to get out of the mobile phone business, although the electronics giant currently has no plans to do so. Article

And finally… The FCC's net neutrality plan addresses the needs of schools. Article

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