Charter sets 802.11ac Wi-Fi router rollout; Comcast scammers face payback, jail time

More cable news from around the Web:

> Charter Communications expects to deliver well over the maximum 100 Mbps its Internet Ultra service offers when it rolls out a dual-band concurrent 802.11ac Netgear Wi-Fi router to subscribers. Press release

> Two men face prison time and a multimillion-dollar payback after pleading guilty to a scam that lowered Comcast cable bills for 5,790 Comcast customers in Pennsylvania by a total of $2.4 million. Story

> New York State elected officials and will be hosting a community meeting to discuss how to get Verizon FiOS television and Internet service into Buffalo and other local communities. Story

> Massillon, Ohio might raise the service tax, or "pass through tax" Massillon Cable TV pays to the city, from 2.5 percent to 3 percent as a way to generate an additional $9,000 for an ailing city budget. Story

> Stephanie Mitchko-Beale, senior VP of video infrastructure software at Cablevision, has reportedly resigned. Story

> Greenwood, Miss. hired a consultant to help determine whether AT&T should set up U-Verse in town. Story

> The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) building "Green Teams" with Time Warner Cable as part of a planned environmental stewardship play. Story

> Leading Ukraine cable operator Volia is using Entone's Aria Interactive DTA to support its Smart HD service expansion. Press release

Telecom News

> FairPoint Communications continues to be aggressive with its Ethernet expansion strategy. The telco's recently completed upgrade of its Norway, Maine, central office (CO) puts Ethernet into an additional 300 local businesses and local public institutions. Full article

Wireless News

> Facebook will reportedly launch its own mobile advertising network later this month, according to multiple reports. The action will put Facebook in direct competition with Google's AdMob, Millenial Media, Apple's iAd and other mobile ad networks. Full article

And finally … Comcast executives probably aren't laughing that "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler has signed up to help the re-election campaign of strident Comcast foe, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken. Story

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