Iowa lawmakers approve new broadband plan; EarthLink to announce Q1 earnings on May 5

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> Iowa's Ways and Means Committee of the Iowa House of Representatives voted unanimously for a bill that would create a 10-year property tax relief program for service providers that add infrastructure for broadband. Article

> EarthLink will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 5, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its first-quarter 2015 financial results. Release

> Globe Telecom, the Philippines' second largest service provider, is in talks with 13 banks to secure another $156.9 million in loans to help fund its 2015 capex plans. Article

Cable News
> Comcast CEO Brian Roberts received a 5.1 percent raise in 2014, to $32.96 million in total compensation, while his counterpart at Cablevision, James Dolan, saw his total pay spike 40 percent, to $23.7 million. Article

> With 4K being one of the main topics at the ongoing National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Las Vegas this week, satellite operator SES is showing off the first live video presentation of 4K video over cable. Article

Wireless News
> Google's Android One program, which formally kicked off in September 2014, has not had much of an impact on the market, according to a report from research firm CCS Insight. Article

> Close to 1 million people in the U.S. pre-ordered the Apple Watch on Friday, the first day consumers could do so, according to a report from Slice Intelligence, a firm that tracks online ordering. Article

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