AT&T to launch 1-gig service in Atlanta, Orlando, and Austin; Starz releases multiscreen app for Roku

More cable news from across the web:

> AT&T has announced three more market deployments for its 1-gig "GigaPower" service: Atlanta; Orlando, Florida; and Austin, Texas. Press release

> Meredith Broadcasting has signed on to use streaming news service Haystack TV in 12 of its markets. Multichannel News story

> Premium cable service Starz has made a version of its multiscreen app for the Roku platform. Press release

> BitTorrent will launch a live-streamed news network at the Republican National Convention. Philadelphia Inquirer story

> Cable, phone and internet went down for Cox customers in North Central Florida for almost three hours yesterday. Crestview News Bulletin article

> European satellite TV service Sky will launch its 4K programming channel on August 13Forbes story

> Almost 25 percent of homes don't have pay-TV, according to a recent GfK study. Release

> EPIX has named Jonathan Dakss as its new Chief Digital Officer. Release

Telecom News

> If the FCC decides to cut special access rates, AT&T could be affected more than any other player in the space, according to analysts at Wells Fargo. Article

Wireless Tech News

> While the fight over LTE-U deployment continues, stakeholders in the LAA arena have managed to move forward with their coexistence specifications. Article

Wireless News

> Comcast has confirmed the creation of its new mobile division, which will be headed by Greg Butz, former EVP of sales and marketing. Article

And finally… Charter Communications said vandals were responsible for a seven-hour outage yesterday. The Durango Herald article

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