CableCARD successor finally gets down to business; Frontier won't extend U-verse to former AT&T wireline assets

More cable news from around the Internet:

> The FCC-appointed Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee (DSTAC) held its first meeting Monday to discuss a successor technology to cableCARD. Story

> House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has joined the speaker lineup of the American Cable Association's upcoming Summit event in Washington, D.C. Story

> Frontier Communications says it has no plans to deploy U-verse services into the Connecticut-based wireline assets it recently purchased from AT&T. Story

> The FCC has announced comment dates for a proposal to increase regulation of TV political ads. Story

> Google has asked the FCC not to regulate the informal interconnection agreements it and other providers have created with ISPs including Comcast and Verizon. Story

> Windstream plans to improve broadband speeds by deploying fiber deeper into its last-mile network, while leveraging VDSL2 and bonding to drive more bandwidth to consumers. Story

And finally … According to multiscreen video provider Irdeto, the film American Sniper was downloaded on BitTorrent nearly 1.39 million times after it received Oscar nominations in January. Story

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