Illinois broadband project in disarray; Mediaroom platform gets high marks

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> AT&T says it is committed to providing its customers reliable communications during the upcoming hurricane season--before, during and after storms. Release

> A government-backed plan to higher speed broadband access to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois residents and businesses is in disarray. Article

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> Dish Network moved to thwart Sprint's efforts to purchase Clearwire by increasing its bid to acquire the company for $4.40 per share. Article

> Arris released data collected from cable operators using its workforce management product, WorkAssure, that shows dispatchers and field technicians have been able reduce repeat service calls and time spent driving to subscriber homes. Article


> Microsoft "leads the world in two of six IPTV market categories," according to research developed by MRG. Article

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> Discovery Communications and its Revision3 unit have announced a new online video network called TestTube, with a lineup of 15 new series composed of short episodes and many more series in development. Article

And finally … How connected devices will change our lives. Article

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Content delivery network provider Akamai announced its buying Dublin, Ireland-based Asavie in an all-cash deal.