NSA: Spying okay because it's within the law; Google says service terms don't violate net neutrality

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @FastCompany: NSA says its Internet spying is okay because it's within the law. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Slovak Telecom will launch a VDSL-based service delivering up to 50 Mbps speeds in September. Article (sub req.)

> Frontier Communications' board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend payment of 10 cents per share of common stock. Release

Cable News

> Comcast Corp. shed 159,000 video subscribers in the second quarter, but it posted a record $2 billion in free cash flow thanks to growth in business services, high-speed Internet and sales from its new X1 advanced video platform. Article

> Time Warner Cable subscribers who buy a connected TV from Samsung can now watch live TV and video-on-demand programming without using a cable set-top. Article


> With Q2 revenues of $1.33 billion, it's safe to say that Pace Plc has recovered from the problems that caused turmoil within the company's product lines and a management shakeup a couple years ago. Article

Online Video News

> Chromecast, Google's new streaming media device, will see more support from online content providers, including Vimeo, Pandora and Redbox, soon. Article

And finally … Google said that its FTTH terms of service that bar consumers from attaching servers to its network do not violate the FCC's net neutrality rules. Article

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