TDS Telecom completes purchase of BendBroadband; FCC takes new action to enforce volume restrictions on TV commercials

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> The FCC recently announced (.pdf) that it is taking additional action to further enforce volume restrictions on television commercials under the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act. Article

> Fibercore, a UK-based design and manufacturer of specialty optical fiber, announced its acquisition of Fibertronix. Release

> TDS Telecom has completed its $216M purchase of BendBroadband, a cable and broadband provider. Release

> UPC Poland is running a promotion for students that includes broadband and discount coupons from partners for the purchase of tablets, games or events. Article (sub. req.)

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> U.S. pay-TV penetration has remained flat, with about five out of every six households currently subscribing to some form of pay-TV service, according to new figures released by Leichtman Research Group. Article

> AT&T is suing Cox Communications, claiming the cable operator has infringed on a wide range of patents covering technologies relating to everything from digital video recorders to IP voice service to broadband. Article

Wireless News
> Apple has struck deals with Visa, MasterCard and American Express for its mobile payments program it will unveil alongside the next iPhone, according to a Bloomberg report. Article

> AT&T's Kris Rinne, senior vice president of network technology for AT&T Labs, will retire at the end of November. Article

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