Analyst predicts Netflix will spend extra $1.5B on content in 2015; Cox extends all-digital rollout

More cable news from around the Internet:

> Evercore ISA analyst Ken Sena downgraded Netflix to "sell" from "hold," predicting new competitors will force the SVOD service to spend an additional $1.5 billion on content this years. Story

> The FCC has set a March 24 date to conduct a second meeting for the committee tasked with creating a successor to the CableCARD. Story

> The FCC has conceded that its new net neutrality rules will in fact allow it to regulate what Internet service providers charge. Story

> Verizon has agreed to pay $3.4 million to settle a complaint about an April 2014 outage that resulted in 750,000 northern California residents being unable to access 911 emergency services. Story

> FCC Inspector General David Hunt is looking into whether the Obama administration improperly influenced the agency's development of the net neutrality rules, according to reports. Story

> Cox Communications' all-digital transition has reached systems covering Rhode Island and Tulsa, Okla. Story

And finally … Sanford Bernstein media analyst Todd Juenger recently conducted a focus group with would-be cord-cutters and found many of them reluctant to actually make the decision to end pay-TV service. Story

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