Comcast adds fiber in Illinois; Cox partners with Discovery to recognize Latina entrepreneurs

Cable news from across the web.

> Comcast added two miles of fiber optic cable in areas in Elgin county, Illinois. Chicago Tribune article

> A new article looks inside Cablevision's war with big labor. The Daily Beast article

> Cox Communications partnered with Prensa Hispana newspaper, Azteca America Phoenix and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to recognize successful Latina entrepreneurs. Phoenix Business Journal article

> Discovery Communications' U.S. Hispanic division and Mitú, a digital-focused Latino media startup, agreed to produce original programming for the Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia cable networks. Variety article

Telecom News

> The enterprise session border controller (eSBC) market may have taken a sequential 11 percent hit in the first quarter of 2015, but an IHS report says that new growth is on the horizon. Article

> Telus is enhancing its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) buildout plans, announcing that it will invest $814 million to connect over 90 percent of homes and businesses in Edmonton to its network over the next six years. Article

Wireless News

> T-Mobile US said that as of Friday, 190,000 customers on its MetroPCS prepaid brand still had phones connecting to MetroPCS' legacy network, which was turned off on Sunday. Article

> BlackBerry posted weaker revenue and earnings than analysts had expected for its first fiscal quarter, but the company surprised the market by posting stronger gains in software sales. Article

And finally… The Amazon Echo is now available to for preorders and will begin shipping July 14. Article