Comcast poaches SEC accountant; L.A. kicks off RFP for muni broadband network

More cable news from across the Web:

> Virasb Vahidi has left AT&T-Chernin Group joint venture Otter Media after joining the company just last fall as CEO. Article

> Cable One started when-issued trading on the NASDAQ Thursday, as it spins off from Graham Holdings. Article

> Deutsche Telekom has denied a New York Post report that says the company is not interested in a merger between T-Mobile US and Dish Network. Article

> The Los Angeles City Council has issued a request for participants to build a gigabit-speed municipal broadband network. Release

> Alaskan telecom operator General Communication (GCI) plans to upgrade networks in 28 rural Alaskan communities to 3G this year. Article

> Netflix's market cap has reached $40 billion, pushing the SVOD service past Internet titans including Yahoo and LinkedIn. Article

> Comcast has opened a new customer service center in Spokane, Wash., part of its $300 million campaign to improve its customer service reputation. Blog post

> Wave Broadband has launched its gigabit-speed Internet service in San Francisco. Release

And finally… Comcast has poached SEC accountant Daniel Murdock, naming him VP, corporate controller. Article

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