Rural providers express broadband challenges to Congress; AT&T looks to fill 650 positions in Florida

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> Telekom Indonesia has awarded ZTE a four-year contract to build and maintain its new IPTV network. Article

> Rural service providers told Congress that they are facing big challenges in connecting their remote customers to broadband. Article

> AT&T is looking to fill 650 positions in Florida particularly in its network and call center units. Release

Cable News

> This week's NAB Show in Las Vegas comes at a time when the cable TV industry is seeing a rise in the number of so-called "zero TV" households. Article

> Canada's Shaw Communications will acquire broadband Internet service provider ENMAX Envision from Canadian electric utility ENMAX Corporation for about $225 million. Article

IPTV News

> Cloud-based TV operator Magine is ready to take its mix of over-the-air and cable channels to the German and Spanish markets later this year and into the U.K. next year.  Article

> Verizon Communications says its Flex View on demand service is a necessary piece of its FiOS offering to prevent customers from churning to cable. Article

And finally … A U.S. diplomat claims that Chinese cyberattacks against the United States hurt China economically. Article

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