CableOne puts down millions on Fargo upgrades; Comcast prices Gigabit Pro at $300 per month

More cable news from across the Web:

> CableOne says its decision to invest millions of dollars to enhance cable and Internet service in Fargo, N.D., is not a response to aggressive expansion by rival Mid-continent Communications. Story

> Comcast's own websites reveal that its new 2 Gbps "Gigabit Pro" service will cost $300 a month. Story

> ESPN names SEC Network executive Jason Connolly head of distribution. Story

> Music-video-streaming tech provider Vadio has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding and has named former Sony executive Yair Landau as its new chairman and CEO. Story

> Amazon Studios will debut six new animated pilots aimed at kids on the Amazon Prime Instant Video platform this summer. Story

> The NCTA says the nine biggest U.S. cable operators have deployed more than 52.61 million CableCARD modules in set-tops. Story

> EchoStar has launched the Slingbox M1 in Europe. Press release

And finally … Verizon FiOS remained on top of Netflix's ISP speed rankings in April, averaging speeds of 3.55 Mbps, according to the SVOD service. Rankings

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