Broadband & TV
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9/21/2017

Stringify has been purchased by Comcast, Stringify reported in a blog post. Comcast plans to use Stringify's method of stringing together complex interactions for products supported by the Xfinity Home platform.

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9/21/2017

Charter has been providing services to college campuses through the SpectrumU app since at least 2014 without heavily promoting the service. The app, which is supported on Android and iOS devices, is available on a handful of campuses and includes over 50 networks and an interactive program guide.

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9/21/2017

Sjoberg's is a TV, phone and internet provider that is providing service to rural customers throughout northwestern Minnesota. The family-owned company aims to provide reliable service at affordable prices to connect businesses and consumers in previously underserved rural areas, says President Dick Sjoberg. Learn more.

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ncta.com
9/21/2017

The percentage of US school districts that meet federal requirements for broadband service rose to 94% last year, while 88% have the necessary access to Wi-Fi in classrooms, says a report from EducationSuperHighway, a broadband advocacy group

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9/21/2017

The Federal Communications Commission has again activated the Disaster Information Reporting System because of Hurricane Maria. The FCC is using the system to determine what TV, radio, cable and cellular services are available after the destruction of the latest storm.

9/21/2017

Fox's pilot of paranormal comedy "Ghosted" will stream on Twitter beginning tonight, well ahead of its linear TV debut, slated for Oct. 1. Viewers can tune in to the stream for free and can stay afterward to see a Q&A session with actors Adam Scott and Craig Robinson.

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9/21/2017

Comcast is using data collected from its Xfinity on Campus service to find new ways to draw in a younger generation. The service is included in tuition at some campuses, giving students free cable while providing Comcast with insights on the changing consumer viewing habits of the audience.

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Comcast
9/21/2017

Wireless providers are partnering with streaming video providers to lure and retain customers. Subscribers to T-Mobile's unlimited family plan can tune in to Netflix for free, while AT&T is providing its Unlimited Choice Plus customers with free HBO.

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Nasdaq
9/21/2017

Comedy Central is furthering its move into digital with its launch of a global podcasting network. The network began podcasting Wednesday with the launch of "The Jim Jefferies Show," with plans to add more original content and brand extensions of shows such as "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" in the near future.

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9/21/2017

Evolution Digital has signed 23 TV operators for its eVUE-TV service as they transition to IP video. The platform supports live TV, VOD, PPV and on-demand services and is available through Evolution's hybrid set-top and some third-party systems.

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