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Executives For AT&T, DirecTV Questioned About Deal On Capitol Hill
2014-06-25 10:05:19

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson headed to Capitol Hill to convince law makers and regulators that his company's proposed $48.5 billion takeover of satellite TV provider DirecTV won't push up prices or even limit consumer choice. "It's about fueling investments that bring new and faster broadband connections to millions more Americans," Stephenson told members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing Tuesday...

2014-06-20 23:09:45

The second annual Do More 24 crowdfunding campaign powered by United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) raised more than $1.1 million in online donations, cash prizes, bonus funds and in-kind support for more than 560 nonprofits serving the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 The second annual Do More 24 crowdfunding campaign powered by United Way of the National Capital...

FCC Finds Broadband Speeds Are Still Lacking For Some Customers
2014-06-19 09:57:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its latest "Measuring Broadband America" report, and it found that the nation's top ISPs are in fact generally delivering the promised speeds. However some providers are less consistent in many cases. This year's study by the FCC tested upload and download speeds of broadband services, and more importantly looked into the consistency of the speeds. The FCC looked into...

2014-06-19 08:27:11

Large Majorities Agree That Proposed Merger Will Cost Consumers YONKERS, N.Y., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Americans are opposed to the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a new public opinion poll by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. The poll showed just 11 percent of the public supports the merger, 56 percent oppose, and 32 percent had no opinion. Large majorities agree that the deal will hurt consumers by leading to higher...

2014-06-18 23:08:31

CMG Partners (CMGP) has named Mark Chinn a partner of CMGP, effective immediately. Chinn will help grow the strategic marketing consultancy’s Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia operations, serving cable, telecom, wireless and other high-growth service and technology sectors, including long-time client, Comcast. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 CMG Partners (CMGP) has named Mark Chinn a partner of CMGP, effective immediately. Joining co-founding partners Rich Beatty and Russ Lange,...

2014-06-16 08:26:02

STAMFORD, Conn. and PHILADELPHIA, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced that current Time Warner Cable SVP and Treasurer Matthew Siegel will serve as Chief Financial Officer of "SpinCo," the new cable company that will be spun off from Comcast upon completion of the Comcast - Time Warner Cable merger and the Comcast - Charter transactions. Siegel will continue to serve as Time Warner...

netflix verizon spat
2014-06-15 05:26:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The ongoing spat between Netflix and Verizon over who is to blame for slow video streaming speeds has gotten the attention of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as various media outlets reported late last week that the agency will investigate to find the source of the problem. Adam Chandler of The Wire reports the FCC is currently in the fact-finding stage, as they are gathering information pertaining to the...

fcc chief urges more cyber control for companies
2014-06-13 04:53:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler called upon communications companies to take a lead in bolstering their networks from cyber-attacks and other online threats. In what has been billed as his first major speech devoted fully to the topic of cybersecurity, the FCC chairman urged the private sector to "step up" and assume new responsibility as well as market accountability when it comes to managing...

2014-06-11 16:29:29

Students from San Francisco and Inglewood Win $10,000 Founders Scholarships While 20 Seniors Receive New Laptop Computers at State Capitol SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast joined with hundreds of students and their families in a celebration of education on the steps of the California State Capitol today, announcing the 191 California high school seniors who have won a 2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship, and then presented each student attendee...

2014-06-11 04:23:00

- SeaChange Contributes Key DVB Components for RDK Extension PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Connected TV Summit 2014 in London, RDK Management, LLC announced that the Reference Design Kit (RDK) now provides key components for the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard that is widely used throughout Europe and other parts of the world. The advancement was made possible thanks to significant contributions of software components by SeaChange...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'