AT&T lights up 1-gig services in Bay Area; Major pay-TV providers added just 10K subscribers in Q1

More cable news from across the web:

> Cable dynamic ad insertion consortium Canoe has received accreditation by the Media Ratings Council. Press release

> AT&T has launched 1-gig Internet service in the Bay Area. Press release

> About 20 percent of regular video streamers plan to cut or downgrade their pay-TV service in the next six months, according to a study conducted by The Diffusion Group on behalf of CSG. Press release

> A bid by the Missouri House of Representatives has failed in its attempt to sneak a rider prohibiting municipal broadband into a bill banning traffic-ticket quotas. Ars Technica story

> Dish Media Sales, providing advertising sales for Dish and Sling TV, today announced the availability of addressable advertising inventory on eight Latino networks on Dish's satellite pay-TV service. Dish's addressable advertising allows advertisers to target their message to specific households by using anonymized secondary demographic data. Release

> Leichtman Research Group, Inc. found that the thirteen largest pay-TV providers in the US -- representing about 95 percent of the market -- added about 10,000 net video subscribers in 1Q 2016, compared to a gain of about 170,000 subscribers in 1Q 2015. Release

Telecom News

> The cable industry is working to embrace software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), but the transition will require a significant amount of work. Article

> Frontier Communications has hatched a strategy to alleviate service issues in Dallas-Fort Worth under which customers have been suffering since the telco took over Verizon's wireline facilities in Texas in April. Article

Wireless News

> Startup BandwidthX is notching millions of connections per day on its Marketplace, which essentially sells excess capacity on Wi-Fi networks to MVNOs, mobile network operators and others. Article

> Wireless and cable operators may see millimeter wave spectrum bands as a key element in the 5G roadmap, but questions about network propagation and interoperability with existing LTE services remain. Article

And finally… BitTorrent has launched a TV, mobile and desktop app that broadcasts live events it uses peer-to-peer technology. Engadget article

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