Arris lowers Q2 guidance; Comcast prices 2 Gbps service at $159 initially

More cable news from across the Web:

> Arris lowered its guidance for the second quarter. WSJ article

> TV One announced that Angelique Mais will join the company as VP of creative services. Release

> The CCA, which represents smaller wireless carriers, is urging the FCC to allow TV broadcasters to repack in the duplex gap as part of the agency's planned 600 MHz incentive spectrum auction. CED article

> Comcast said its forthcoming 2 Gbps service, dubbed "Gigabit Pro," will be available in select markets for a promotional price of $159 per month, which would then increase to a standard $299.95 per month. Multichannel News article

> According to IHS, worldwide broadband CPE revenue dropped to $2.8 billion in the first quarter of this year, decreasing 2 percent sequentially. Release

> Frank Foster will run TiVo's research business, TiVo Research and Analytics. MediaPost article

> The BBC's funding and size could come under scrutiny via a new report on the news service. Deadline article

Telecom News

> FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has set forth an agenda that the commission plans to discuss at its August 6 open meeting designed to protect both businesses and consumers as ILECs migrate more of their networks from copper to fiber and to IP. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Only a small percentage of service providers that took part in an IHS strategies survey are currently running IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) in a virtualized environment, the research firm reports. Article

> It looks as though Microsoft is getting a little help from its friends at iPass in order to offer Wi-Fi. Article

European Wireless News

> Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile are claiming an industry first after completing what they described as the first live field trial of a virtualized radio access network (vRAN) based on network functions virtualization (NFV) technology. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint is unveiling a new pricing structure for business customers that includes in one price point the cost of devices and service as well as a host of new value-added services and customer support. Article

> T-Mobile US plans to keep rolling with its "Uncarrier Amped" announcements, at least according to COO Mike Sievert, who teased that another promotion or offering from the company is coming this week. Article

And finally… Wal-Mart is launching its own massive sales day, a day after Amazon's planned "Amazon Prime Day." Article