Telus invests over $30B on broadband networks since 2000; Cincinnati Bell seeks $400 million term loan

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@FierceTelecom RT @TELUS: Responding to a critic, TELUS said it has invested more than $102 billion in operations & technology since 2000, $30 billion in broadband networks alone. Blog post | Follow @FierceTelecom

> ABI Research forecasts that the Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization market will reach $6 billion by the year 2018. Release

> Cincinnati Bell said it will seek to amend its existing bank credit agreement to incorporate a new $400 million Term Loan B Facility due 2020 and effect other modifications. Release

Cable News

> Comcast said it will kick off usage-based broadband billing tests Sept. 1 on cable systems in central Kentucky, Savannah, Ga., and Jackson, Miss. Article

> AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan said it may pull AMC, WE tv, IFC and Sundance Channel from two smaller cable operators if they don't agree to a rate increase. Article

Online Video News

> Aereo said it will begin offering its service in three new markets next month, including Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston and Miami. Article

Wireless News

> Canadian industry leaders as well as executives from Canada's three largest wireless carriers have undertaken a major public relations campaign against Canadian government regulations and rules that could pave the way for Verizon Communications to enter the Canadian wireless market. Article

> Nvidia reported a sharp drop in revenue from its Tegra mobile chipset division in its fiscal second quarter, which the company said was expected. Article

And finally … UK Internet users, according to a recent ISPreview poll, are only maintaining their wireline phone line to enable a broadband connection. Article