Comcast doubles Internet Essentials speeds; Mediacom renews carriage deal for RFD-TV

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> Intraway said it will demonstrate its IoT Middleware offering at CableLabs' conference in Colorado. Release

> The nation's nine largest cable operators have deployed around 53 million CableCARDs, the NCTA said in a report to the FCC. Multichannel News article

> Hitron Technologies announced its new Gigabit Cable Modem (CDA3-35), which the company said is the industry's first DOCSIS 3.0 32x8 channel bonding modem to be commercially deployed in Northern America. Release

> The new Bolt "Unified Entertainment System" from TiVo appears to be a replacement for Roamio. Zatz article

> Comcast said it will double the download speeds of its Internet Essentials service. Release

> Mediacom Communications renewed its carriage deal with Rural Media Group for RFD-TV network. Broadcasting & Cable article

> Broadcom said it released its new DOCSIS-compatible 10G Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) residential gateway reference design. Release

Mobile Developer News

> Mobile app developers are talking about how to get featured in Apple's App Store. Feature

> It's time for app developers to look past mobile interstitials. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> EarthLink's dark fiber business continues to be a bright star in its struggling wholesale business as more of its carrier and content provider company customers are showing interest in purchasing the service. Article

> Frontier Communications may have seen a $5 million decline in Connecticut revenues, a factor it anticipated due to broadband pricing migrations, but it is fighting that trend by introducing a new 100 Mbps residential DSL speed tier. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint lost its spot as the No. 3 carrier in the U.S. market to T-Mobile US in terms of total subscribers during the second quarter. Article

> Sprint revealed a few more details about its network densification efforts but did not disclose its vendor partners for the project or exactly how many macro cell sites and small cells it will add to its network. However, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that "nearly all" of Sprint's existing macro cell sites will be upgraded to support 800 MHz, 1900 MHz and 2.5 GHZ or LTE, which he said will improve coverage and capacity across the network. Article

And finally… The FDA has approved the first drug made by a 3D printer. Article