ACA pushes against net neutrality; Charter suffers outage

More cable news from across the Web:

> The American Cable Association continues to push against the FCC's net neutrality rules. Telecompaper article

> Harmonic cut its third quarter guidance due in part to spending cuts by U.S. cable operators. Multichannel News article

> Cable TV providers pay Disney around 28 cents a subscriber to carry the company's ABC Family channel. NYT article

> TV One inked a distribution agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative. Multichannel News article

> Meredith confirmed its agreement to merge with Media General is still on the table. Adweek article

> Comcast said Janet Uthman is the company's new VP of inclusion and multicultural marketing in the company's Northeast Division. Release

> Charter Communications reported an outage in the Bay Area. Ashland Daily Press article

> Sony and Disney's ESPN are teaming for a sports channel in India. Variety article

> Suddenlink Communications said it is using NetCracker's CRM solution in its call centers for "sales, retention, customer care and technical support representatives to optimize customer interactions and eliminate swivel between multiple systems." Release

> According to Digital TV Research's forecasts, the world's top operators will grow their pay-TV subscriber base from 704 million in 2014 to 904 million by 2020. Digital TV Europe article

> The Weather Channel is launching a service designed specifically for mobile devices. Broadcasting & Cable article

Telecom News

> Comcast Business is investing $3.1 million to expand its Minnesota fiber network in the Twin Cities area, extending services to 700 additional business customers. Article

> AT&T says that it is moving ahead with efforts to virtualize last mile functions related to its FTTH buildouts centered around the Central Office Re-architected as Data Center (CORD) concept. Article

Wireless Tech News

> While big names like Google, Facebook and SpaceX are pursuing grand plans to deliver Internet service to the unconnected, O3b Networks -- named for the "other 3 billion" who are unconnected -- is touting how its high throughput, low latency satellite network is already becoming the fastest growing in satellite history. Article

> Should Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese firms be allowed back into U.S. wireless market? Editor's Corner

Wireless News

> AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie said he does not think that next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum can possibly raise $60 billion, as some analysts have speculated it might. Article

> AT&T is currently running traffic from "millions" of its wireless customers over its software-defined network (SDN) architecture, according to John Donovan, senior EVP of AT&T's technology and operations. Article

And finally… Steve Jobs' widow reportedly worked to block movies about her husband, and managed to convince Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio not to portray Jobs. Article

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