Australian broadband plan 'too expensive;' Upton considers throttling net neutrality funding

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> As a cautionary tale amid all the hoopla that is the U.S. national broadband plan comes this: A report says that building a high-speed network across Australia will cost taxpayers 24 times more than South Koreans paid. Story.

> House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton has suggested he might cut off funds to prevent the FCC from rolling out a net neutrality plan. Story.

> It was "business as usual" when NBC O&O general managers got together with their new Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) bosses in Southern California. Story.

> Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC-WI), Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR), Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) and Comcast were among 10 brands ranked "very poor" in a Forrester Research study of consumer responses to 154 North American brands. Story.

> Scott Kurnit, who knows a thing or two about joint ventures, isn't optimistic about Hulu's chances as a joint venture. Story.

And finally ... non-sports fans are catching on to how much they're paying to not watch sports on cable television. Story.

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