Comcast hires 2,000 vets; Brazil's Sumicity plans pay-TV launch

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> Comcast customers in parts of Tennessee reported an outage Saturday afternoon. Service has been restored. Article

> Comcast announced that Comcast and NBCUniversal have hired 2,000 veterans since January 2012, achieving the company's veteran hiring commitment almost two years ahead of schedule. Post

> Brazilian ISP Sumicity is planning to launch a pay-TV service in January 2014, according to a report. Article

> Time Warner Cable and The Filipino Channel have agreed to make their network available at no additional cost to digital customers through Nov. 15, to help Filipinos keep up on relief efforts of Typhoon Yolanda. Blog post

> The FCC approved the planned Media General-Young Broadcasting merger. Media General expects to close the transaction Nov. 12. Article

Telecom Industry News

> Metro Ethernet was a key source of Consolidated Communications' data services growth in Q3 2013, rising 40 percent year-over-year. Article

> Verizon Enterprise Solutions is enhancing its cloud services suite with more big data analytics capabilities by adding Cloudera's Enterprise 5 capabilities to its portfolio. Article

Wireless Industry News

> New FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told FierceWireless that one of his main priorities right now is to ensure broadcasters relinquish enough of their wireless spectrum to guarantee the success of the agency's upcoming incentive auctions. Article

> Sprint took another step into the crowded home phone business with the launch of its new Phone Connect System 1, hoping to get cord cutters over to its wireless network. Article

And finally… A pair of Russian cosmonauts took an Olympic torch into space for the first time in history on Saturday as part of the torch relay of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. Article

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