IT, telcos help government to create Industrial Internet consortium; Ofcom says UK wireline speeds reach 14.7 Mbps

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> A group of ten companies, including AT&T, Cisco Systems, GE, IBM, and Intel, are working with US government representatives to form a new consortium to help create what they are calling the Industrial Internet. Article

> UK wireline residential broadband speeds, according to recent research from Ofcom, reached 14.7 Mbps in May. Article (sub req.)

Cable News
> DirecTV kicked off a marketing campaign for its 2013-2014 "NFL Sunday Ticket" package by launching YouTube video on Tuesday which stars NFL quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Eli Manning. Article

> HBO and Turner Broadcasting System networks such as TNT and TBS helped Time Warner generate a $97 million increase in subscription fees in the second quarter. Article

Online Video News
> Online video has been implicated in the cable carriage dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable in two predictable ways. Article

Wireless News
> NSN, according to a Bloomberg report, is considering cutting 8,500 more jobs in a new round of cost-saving efforts. Article

> Despite Google's recent usurping of AT&T as Starbucks' Wi-Fi provider, Google and AT&T this week submitted a joint letter to the FCC that lays out their ideas on how the commission should go about opening up 3.5 GHz spectrum for small cells. Article

And finally … Craig Settles says on his Gigabit Nation blog talk radio show that your broadband strategy should include a way to take advantage of the emerging Internet of Things concept. Post

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