Comcast looks to bump upload speeds; VidiPath-certified devices to reach 40% of advanced pay-TV homes by 2016

More cable news from across the Web:

> Copyright troll Rightscorp has filed suit against two Comcast users for allegedly ignoring the group's demand to pay fees. Story

> Comcast's Robert Howald, VP of network architecture, said his company would like to increase its upload speeds by extending its network's spectrum range to 85 MHz. Story

> Under pressure from its TV network clients to integrate data from Twitter about TV consumption, Nielsen will begin round-the-clock monitoring of the social network. Story

> Fairpoint Communications plans to lay off 260 workers across 17 states. Story

> The Kudelski Group announced the closure of its deal with EchoStar to become a shareholder in SmartDTV SA. Press release

> Hulu will take over production of the cancelled NBC series The Mindy Project. Story

And finally … ABI Research predicts that VidiPath-certified devices will be available in about 40 percent of U.S. homes that subscribe to "advanced" pay-TV services by 2016. Story

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