Verizon brings its Quantum TV ultra DVR to Tampa; AT&T, BabyFirst launch interactive child app

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> Colt is expanding its carrier neutral data centers in both London and Hamburg. Release

> Verizon adds Tampa, Fla., to its growing list of cities where it offers its new Quantum TV ultra DVR. Article

> AT&T, BabyFirst jointly launch interactive child app exclusive to AT&T U-verse subscribers. Release

> Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the country's incumbent telco, has passed about 900,000 households with its fiber to the home (FTTH) network. Article

Cable News
> Other pay service providers shouldn't have to pay the freight because Time Warner Cable paid more than reasonable market value for the rights to broadcast the Los Angeles Dodgers on its SportsNet LA channel, DirecTV CFO Patrick Doyle told analysts during a first-quarter earnings call. Article

> The American Cable Association has appealed for help from the FCC in its battle with Viacom's decision to block access to its online content for small cable operators Cable One, Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico and potentially other ACA members. Article

Online Video News
> Don't turn attention away from older viewers just yet: Over the top viewing by seniors over 55 is continuing to swing upward, a Centris report says, with subscriptions to services like Netflix increasing from 18 to 24 percent of 55-to-64-year-olds in the fourth quarter of 2013. Article

Wireless News
> The long march to the availability text-to-911 is almost over, with Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US having committed to making the service available for customers by May 15. Article

> A smartphone that sells for around $20 is likely going to hit the market within the next months, according to a presentation from chipset designer ARM Holdings. Article

And finally… GigaPackets examines what causes wide area network latency and how to minimize it for critical applications. Article