105 the magic number for Comcast residential data; WOW! enhances service monitoring

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Comcast residential subscribers with a triple play package and $105 a month in their pockets can get access to 105 Mbps of high-speed data--at least for the next 12 months as part of an introductory offer. News release.

> Wide Open West (WOW!) will use Endace technology to monitor and record data traffic across its network to more efficiently resolve potential problems. News release.

> Six North Carolina cities have passed resolutions opposing "cable-backed legislation that would hamstring new municipal broadband projects." Story.

> Accenture wants to deliver an outsourced over-the-top solution for service providers and others that want to deliver linear and on-demand content to TV sets and other platforms. Story.

> Discovery will have a built-in audience of multi-million-dollar earning cable executives when it launches Velocity, a channel targeting men with incomes of $180,000 or more. Story.

> Speaking of cable execs, the Cable TV Pioneers organization has announced its class of 2011. Story.

> Success is proving to be a thorn for Hulu's owners Walt Disney Co., News Corp. and Comcast's NBCUniversal. Story.

> Iconic cable vendor CommScope--once known as the cable in cable TV--has a new brand and corporate identity. Story.

And finally ... Swiss operator UPC Cablecom has no plans to change its name again, said CEO Eric Tveter, (formerly known as Eric Tveter). Phew! Story.

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