TDS' founder LeRoy T. Carlson will be inducted into ITPA's Hall of Fame; Ethernet Alliance estimates there will be 300M ports in cars by 2020

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> Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. announced that its founder and chairman emeritus, LeRoy T. Carlson, will be inducted into the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association (ITPA) Telephone Hall of Fame. Release

> Ethernet Alliance estimates that there will be 300 million ports in cars by the end of the decade. Article

Cable News
> The Weather Channel is taking its fight to restore distribution on DirecTV to the board of directors of the top satellite TV provider, with CEO David Kenny writing a letter in which he says that "thousands" of DirecTV subscribers have threatened to cancel their subscriptions. Article

> Comcast has hired investment bankers at Barclays to help it evaluate a potential deal involving Time Warner Cable, Reuters reported Wednesday. Article

Online Video News
> Netflix said it may soon adopt a new pricing model that will provide different tiers of service at different price points. Article

> MiTu, a Latino-themed YouTube network, will begin syndicating some of its English- and Spanish-language video to AOL properties including AOL On, The Huffington Post and Voces. Article

Wireless News 
> Sprint has no intention of bringing back the Nextel brand for enterprise customers, despite recent rumors to the contrary, the company confirmed to FierceWireless. Article

> Cloud software and virtualization firm VMware said it will spend around $1.2 billion to buy AirWatch, which specializes in mobile device management and enterprise mobility. Article

And finally… Metered Internet pricing results in protest by members of Iowa telco East Buchanan Telephone Cooperative (EBTC). Article