TDS receives Calix Innovation Award for 1 Gig services; Cogent admits it the slowed down Netflix's traffic

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> Numericable's acquisition of SFR could affect the fiber optic deployment contracts SFR signed with Orange France in 2011, reports TeleGeography citing a Les Echos article. Article

> TDS recently received a Calix Innovation Award for its innovation in Gigabit services. Release

> Orange Business Services has extended its enterprise communications services contract with Luxembourg-headquartered international trading company Liquid Capital. Article

> Cogent admitted that it slowed down Netflix's traffic, creating a fast and slow lane on the Internet. Article

Cable News
> Shedding a bit of light on the first 4K/Ultra HD programming service provided by a pay-TV operator, DirecTV said its new offering is still on track to launch in the fourth quarter of this year. Article

> Amid uncertainties about the futures of the ad market, the pay-TV bundle and over-the-top distribution, the issue of cord cutting has been quiescent in third-quarter pay-TV earnings reports, says MoffettNathanson principal analyst Craig Moffett in a memo released Thursday. Article

Online Video News
> In an expected move, Aereo will shutter its Boston office on Nov. 12, a move that will see 43 employees laid off. The online video provider will also lay off an undisclosed number of employees at its New York City headquarters. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft is going to let users create and edit Office content on iPhones, iPads and soon Android tablets using Office apps without an Office 365 subscription. Article

> Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges said that T-Mobile US can fund purchases of spectrum in upcoming U.S. auctions by itself, taking pressure off the parent to inject funds into T-Mobile as it invests to beef up its network. Article

And finally… Gigabit Internet connection availability is becoming a factor on purchasing a home, says a new report. Article

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