Comcast may raise prices; AT&T names Sirius XM exec to U-verse, DirecTV biz

More cable news from across the Web:

> According to reports, Comcast is poised to raise its prices for customers. TVPredictions article

> AT&T hired former Sirius XM executive Enrique Rodriguez as its new EVP and chief technical officer for its Entertainment and Internet business, which includes AT&T's U-verse DirecTV operations. Variety article

> The BBC plans to take its content over the top next year, offering U.S. Internet users a subscription service to its shows like Dr. Who. Reuters article

> According to a new study by Frank N. Magid Associates, around 3.7 percent of consumers are "extremely likely" to cut the cord, up from 1.9 percent five years ago. Broadcasting & Cable article

> Comcast said its X1 platform now offers a Spanish-language user interface. Post

> Comcast is taking its "Internet Essentials" broadband program to community colleges. DSLReports article

> Vubiquity acquired Digital End-To-End (DETE), a managed content technology service from Warner Bros. Technical Operations. "The deal will enable VUBIQUITY to expand its already robust content services and distribution capabilities," the company said. Release

> John Skipper will be ESPN's president through 2018. Hollywood Reporter article

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications says that as it moves to complete the integration of the Verizon assets it is buying in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider won't need to make a large capital investment in the networks to deliver higher DSL-based speeds. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Automobile associations, as well as the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), Intelsat and Qualcomm are all asking the FCC, in coordination with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Commerce (DOC), to conduct thorough testing for the development of vehicle safety technology in the 5.9 GHz band. Article

> Ericsson is broadening the scope of its 5G research and development initiatives in Europe, moving beyond Sweden to include a range of European markets. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon Communications has no interest in buying Dish Network but is open to discussing how Verizon could get access to Dish's wireless spectrum or forge some kind of wholesale arrangement, according to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam. Article

And finally… A court ruled that Apple can block Samsung from using its patented technology. Article


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