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  • Verizon to Pay $3.6B for Mobile Spectrum

    Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay $3.6 billion to buy licenses for mobile spectrum covering 259 million U.S. residents from SpectrumCo, a joint venture of three cable providers.

  • Verizon devours more spectrum with Cox deal

    While AT&amp;T's attempts to acquire T-Mobile are stuck in limbo, rival Verizon has been quietly gobbling up spectrum from cable companies like Cox Communications, which today sold Verizon $315 million in licenses for 20MHz of its Advanced <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/wireless.html">Wireless</a> Services (AWS) spectrum.

  • Former congressional staffers lobby for copyright bills

    Eight former staff members of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee are now lobbying on behalf of companies or groups supporting controversial copyright enforcement legislation in Congress, an example of the close ties often found between the political establishment and business interests.

  • Comcast expands IPv6 services into four more states

    Comcast continues to extend its leadership role in the adoption of next-generation Internet services with the news that it has expanded its production <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/073009-ipv6-guide.html">IPv6</a> deployment into four more states -- Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey -- over the past six weeks.

  • SDN company helps build clouds

    Contextream, a developer of network <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/102510-burning-questions-virtualization-storage.html">virtualization</a> software for <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/supp/2009/ndc3/051809-cloud-faq.html">cloud computing</a>, this week announced the availability of Contextream Grid for cloud and managed hosting providers.

  • Cable group to sell spectrum to Verizon for $3.6 billion

    SpectrumCo, a joint venture among Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, has agreed to sell mobile spectrum licenses covering 259 million U.S. residents to Verizon Wireless for US$3.6 billion, the companies announced Friday.

  • AT&T is top business ISP, with Verizon second

    AT&amp;T was the biggest Internet service provider for U.S. businesses in September, with 20% of the total business Internet traffic, followed by Verizon with a 12% share, online tracking and analytics firm comScore said Tuesday.

  • Low-income families offered cheap broadband, PCs

    Many U.S. cable providers will offer broadband service for US$9.95 a month and an e-recycler will offer $150 PCs and laptops to low-income families in an effort to bring the benefits of broadband to more people across the country.

  • New bill would target websites enabling copyright infringement

    A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would allow law enforcement officials to shut down websites that enable or facilitate copyright infringement, leading some digital rights groups to suggest that YouTube, Twitter and online news sites could be targeted.

  • Comcast's Skype TV calling could be a hit

    Comcast subscribers will soon have the option to place video calls through their television, thanks to a partnership with VoIP provider Skype announced on Tuesday. Customers will need additional equipment to use the new feature.

  • Comcast rolls out metro Ethernet

    Comcast is expanding its services to medium-sized businesses by introducing metro Ethernet connections at up to 10-Gigabit speed, launching Monday in more than 20 U.S. cities.