Wal-Mart strikes hard in video streaming; TWC believes broadband is their "anchor" service

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> Wal-Mart is now the third most popular service in the digital movie download market, following its purchase of Vudu last year. Article

> Towerstream will offer its WiFi network service to Manhattan residents throughout the declared state of emergency following Hurricane Irene. Release

> UK consumers will soon have to pay even more for wireline phone service as BT said it is going to increase its standard phone line rental and call charges for the second time this year beginning in December. Article

> The Ethernet Alliance's first webinar series will be held on Aug. 25 in two live sessions at 8:00 AM PDT and 5:00 PM PDT. Release

> Eventis, the business services subsidiary of rural telco HickoryTech, held a groundbreaking ceremony in Duluth, Minn. to celebrate the beginning of construction on its $24 million Greater Minnesota Broadband Collaborative Project. Release

> Netflix still isn't worried that its customers aren't happy about the lackluster selection of new titles in its video streaming library. Article

And finally ... Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt believes that broadband, not video, will be its "anchor service." Article