Comcast could have bought the Washington Post; Bright House initiates free speed upgrades

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Before Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped in and bought the paper, Comcast had a chance last year to purchase the Washington Post. Story

> Comcast says it will double its work force in New Mexico to 850 employees with the opening of a national Spanish-speaking call center in Albuquerque early next year. Story

> The NCTA, CableLabs and SCTE have issued their annual call for technical papers for the 2015 Spring Technical Forum, which will run in tandem next year with INTX (formerly The Cable Show). Story

> Madison Square Garden says it will explore splitting its entertainment business from its media and sports operations. Story

> With the NFL season reaching its halfway point, DirecTV is cutting the price of its NFL Sunday Ticket package. Story

> Hungarians are protesting a government decision to tax Internet usage by traffic volume. Story

> Bright House Networks said it will begin initiating free broadband upgrades for most of its popular tiers in November. Story

And finally … RCN Business has been contracted to provide voice, video and broadband services to New York's Milburne Hotel. Press release