tw telecom suggests 5 tests for big pipe providers; Microwave backhaul spending slumps

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@FierceTelecom [email protected]twtelecom: tw telecom provides businesses with 5 tests for their big pipe providers. Post | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Microwave backhaul specialists struggle through spending slump--some more than others--says Current Analysis. Post (sub. req.)

> Westell, a supplier of intelligent site and outside plant solutions, will host its fiscal Q1 2014 earnings conference call on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. CDT. Release

> Vectoring technology, says ABI Research, is a cost effective method to boost DSL adoption. Post

Cable News

> Charter Communications closed the $1.6 billion acquisition of Cablevision's Optimum West cable systems where it picked up 375,000 subscribers in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Article

> Dish Network has signed marketing deal with Southwest Airlines which will allow airline passengers to watch 75 live TV channels and on-demand programs using Apple's iPad and iPhone. Article


> IPTV is directly benefiting from a decline in copper infrastructure and a concurrent rise in fiber, according to a Point Topic report. Article

Online Video News

> Episodes of Fox's TV show "New Girl" are now available on Netflix after the companies reached a multi-year exclusive deal. Article

And finally … Seattle's mayor promised to complete last-mile fiber broadband for residents, but has failed to live up to that pledge. Article