Taiwan's FTTH to reach 85% of population by end 2013; Fortran names Todd Rankin COO for communications

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> EarthLink will host a conference call on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 8:30 a.m to discuss its Q2 2013 earnings. Release

> Taiwan says that it expects 100 Mbps FTTH service to reach 85 percent of the country by the end of the year. Article

> Fortran Corp., a communications system integrator, has named Todd Rankin, the former president of CCI-Telecom Inc., to the new role of chief operations officer for its communications division. Release

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable will move public, educational and government (PEG) access channels to digital-only format on its cable systems in New York State and New England on July 23. Article

> DirecTV is negotiating deals with programmers in hopes of expanding the amount of over-the-top video it can offer subscribers. Article

IPTV News

> IPTV "upstarts" are proving to be winners in the battle for new pay TV subscribers worldwide, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. Article

Online Video News

> Boxee, which has been acquired by Samsung, said it will stop offering its remote DVR service July 10. Article

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