DirecTV loses three local stations; WWE Network grows to 1.2M paying customers

More cable news from across the Web:

> The Kudelski Group said Rich Fennessy is the new CEO of Kudelski Security. Release

> Three stations -- WVIR-TV in Virginia and WBBH-TV and WZVN in Florida -- are no longer available on AT&T's DirecTV. Source article

> The WWE Network streaming video service now counts 1.2 million paying customers. Advanced Television article

> Joe Earley, the COO of Fox Television Group, will quit at the end of this year. Multichannel News article

> Comcast is hiring 300 new customer service representatives in Michigan. Detroit Free Press article

Wireless News

> According to industry analysts, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are well-positioned going into their merger -- but cuts and challenges loom. Article

> Sprint was criticized by several technology news sites for marketing a new $20 per month plan yesterday as "unlimited" even though after 1 GB of high-speed data usage, customers will see their speeds reduced to 2G speeds for the remainder of their billing cycle. Article

Telecom News

> The move to extend low-cost broadband services to Lifeline recipients continues to draw controversy, with a lawsuit over net neutrality rules delaying the FCC from making a decision on whether to require Universal Service Fund fees of Internet service providers. Article

> TDS Telecom is pushing ahead with its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV deployments, rolling out service in two more markets in the third quarter bringing its total footprint to 22 markets, or 20 percent of its total footprint. Article

And finally… New pictures from NASA hint at colossal earthworks near Kazakhstan that are 8,000 years old. Article

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