Cox launches 1-Gig in Virginia; Shaw bumps up the speed of its Wi-Fi service

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Cox Communications launches 1-Gig service in N. Va. Release

> Nearly one in four, or 24.4 percent, of homes in Spain have pay-TV service as of the end of the first half of 2015.  Broadband TV News article

> Shaw Communications has increased the speeds of its Shaw Go Wi-Fi network for customers who have mid- and higher tier broadband plans. BTR article

> GCI, which owns KTVA-TV, is petitioning against Gray Television's efforts to purchase both KTUU-TV and KYES-TV in Anchorage claiming too much market control. Alaska Dispatch News article

> Cogeco Cable Canada is dropping the word Cable from its name, reflecting how the company's business has changed over the years. The Hamilton Spectator article

> Vimeo is introducing adaptive streaming, which enables 4K viewing both on and offsite. Advanced Television article

Telecom News

> Windstream CFO Bob Gunderman says it's hard to make a business case for IPTV in rural markets. Article

> Frontier received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to complete its acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in the state. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint's presence in Walmart stores around the nation is growing thin. But it's unclear why the relationship is on the rocks -- or perhaps ending altogether. Article

> Ford will add Apple's Siri Eyes Free to more than 5 million Sync-equipped cars, the automaker announced. Article

And finally… Volvo gets a four-year-old to drive its new truck via remote control. Article

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