DirecTV inks deal with Starwood Hotels; Arris' E6000 gets deployed Down Under by Telstra

More cable news from across the Web:

> DirecTV has signed a deal to become the exclusive video provider for Starwood Hotels. Release

> Arris announced that Australia's Telstra is deploying its E6000 converged edge router for its DOCSIS 3.0 network. Release

> The Walt Disney Co. plans to launch a subscription streaming service in the U.K. Deadline Hollywood article

> Yahoo said it will take a $42 million third-quarter write-down on original series including former NBC comedy Community. Deadline Hollywood article

Telecom News

> AT&T and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have carved out a tentative agreement representing employees in the carrier's Southeast territory, clearing another potential hurdle with its wireline workforce. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon Wireless customers who have managed to hang onto unlimited data plans will not see their speeds throttled even if they use large amounts of data, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Supporting a familiar mantra that operators want to wring as much out of LTE technology as they can before 5G comes along, Ericsson said it can help bring benefits of 5G to LTE networks today through what it calls its LTE Lean Carrier technology. Article

European Wireless News

> Du said an extended partnership deal with Vodafone will enable it to beef up the machine-to-machine (M2M) services it offers to businesses throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Article

And finally… Public access channel operators in Bennington, Vt., are billing upcoming charter hearings for Comcast as an opportunity for the public to "voice displeasure with the service." Bennington Banner article