Comcast adds search, discovery features to X1; Viacom's revenue falls 5%

More cable news from across the Web:

> Liberty Media split its stock into three tracking stocks. Multichannel News article

> Comcast improved the search and discovery functions on its X1 platform. Multichannel News article

> As Frontier Communications nears the completion of its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider has pledged to keep pricing consistent with what customers in those markets are currently paying. FierceTelecom article

> Starting early next month, Cox Communications' Connect2Compete internet speed will increase to 10 Mbps. Release

> Viacom's revenue fell 5 percent in its fourth quarter. Broadcasting & Cable article

Telecom News

> Frontier's success in California, Florida and Texas hinges on not repeating Connecticut problems. Editor's Corner

> AT&T may be nearing completion of a fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) program as part of its multibillion-dollar Project VIP initiative, but the service provider is seeing the influence extend into smaller businesses. Article

Wireless Tech News

> The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced some big changes for Bluetooth aimed squarely at increasing its Internet of Things (IoT) functionality. Articles

> Qualcomm Technologies said new tests in collaboration with CableLabs confirm LTE-U and Wi-Fi can coexist fairly, but CableLabs' engineers said their own tests show otherwise. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T plans to participate in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum and would like to win a 2x10 MHz block of spectrum nationwide, but it is not willing to commit to how much it will bid, according to a senior AT&T executive. Article

> Ericsson and Cisco's partnership to resell each other's products and services and jointly develop new ones could generate well more than the $1 billion each in revenue by 2018 that the vendors have projected, according to senior executives at the firms. Article

And finally… A minister said that Comcast wouldn't repair Internet service at a church due to neighborhood violence. Article

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