U.S. needs a new approach to create affordable broadband; Cable theft leaves 1,200 of Hondutel's voice subs without service

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> Gary Meyer: The U.S. needs a federal-aid highway act for affordable broadband. Article

> A recent cable theft incident in Honduras' Santa Rita municipality left more than 1,200 subscribers of Hondutel without local wireline telephone services. Article

Cable News
> DirecTV is reserving the right to use the brand "WV Wild & Wonderful Sports" for the launch of a network that would deliver streaming video and on-demand sports content, according to two trademark applications it filed last week. Article

> Verizon plans to launch an interactive version of Viacom's Nickelodeon Junior later this year that will allow parents to craft personalized programming lineups from live and on-demand versions of preschool programs such as "Mike The Knight" and "Yo Gabba Gabba." Article

Online Video News
> Guggenheim Digital Media, the unit of Guggenheim Partners formed last year to explore new media acquisitions and investments, shed one of its key deal makers this week. Article

Wireless News
> Ford has come under fire over concerns the company and other auto makers are tracking motorists' movements via GPS data derived from their automobiles. Article

> A court ruling striking down key components of the FCC's net neutrality rules likely sparked celebrations among the executive ranks of carriers like AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless. Article

And finally… Susan Crawford: Did the government just break the Internet? Article


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