Cisco to buy STB unit; TWC video subs disappoint

> Cisco Systems plans to pay about $44.5 million for a set-top box business targeted at the Chinese market.

> Time Warner Cable's Q3 digital video subscriber numbers missed analyst expectations.

> SureWest prepares to launch Microsoft Mediaroom-based video in Sacramento next month.

> Iowa's Clear Lake Telephone uses Entone gear to support IPTV services.