Senators propose Internet tax moratorium; Iowa diabetes program reduces patient care costs 32 percent

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> Two U.S. Senators have written a new law that they say would put a permanent moratorium on Internet access taxes. Article

> Sercomtel, a Brazil-based competitive regional provider, has introduced a 200 Mbps broadband service in Londrina, complementing the 100 Mbps service it began offering in the city in 2011. Article

> The Iowa Care Consortium's "Keep it in Check" Iowa Medicaid Diabetes Program said its telehealth program helped reduce the total cost of enrolled patients' care by 32 percent. Article

Cable News

> CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves told analysts that the 15 percent of CBS viewers who rely on rabbit ears and other over-the-air antennas to watch original programs such as Big Bang Theory and NCIS "are not the most advertiser-friendly and the most appealing to our advertisers." Article

> Rural Broadband Investments has acquired cable systems with 9,000 subscribers in Southeast Texas from McDonald Cable. Article

IPTV News

> Residents in the western half of Eagle County, Colo., will be among the first U.S. subscribers to get CenturyLink's Prism TV IPTV service after the county formally renews a franchise agreement with the telco. Article

Online Video News

> Netflix is bringing back individual profiles, a move it says will give up to five people on each subscriber account the ability to get personalized viewing recommendations. Article

And finally … A new thinkbroadband poll reveals that 77 percent of survey participants say that broadband is important. Article

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