Dish rolls out its Hopper 3; another NCTC operator drops AMC Networks

More cable news from across the Web:

> A Comcast customer created a Raspberry Pi-powered Twitter bot that automatically tweets when his downstream Internet speeds fall below 50 Mbps. Engadget story

> Dish Network has deployed its Hopper 3 DVR nationwide. Press release

> Brainerd, Minn.-based Crosslake Communications has become the latest NCTC cable operator to opt out of the co-op's carriage deal with AMC Networks. Brainerd Post story

> No progress has been reported in the two-week old blackout of U-verse by Sunbeam Television-owned Fox affiliate WSVN-TV in Miami. Miami Herald story

> Verizon is adding Fight Sports live and on-demand content to its Go90 mobile programming service. Multichannel News story

> The FCC has approved Qualcomm's testing of LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U). FCC memo

> NBCU-owned online movie ticket seller Fandango has acquired transactional digital video service M-Go. Hollywood Reporter story

> Comcast workers are aiding the water crisis in Flint, Mich. by handing out water filters to residents. Crain's Detroit Business story

> Virtual pay-TV service KlowdTV has added Estrella TV to its programming lineup. Broadcasting & Cable story

Telecom News

> Bill de Blasio, New York City's mayor, said it will invest up to $10 million to deliver free broadband service to over 16,000 residents living in five public housing developments in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. The project will begin with a pilot that will provide wireless access to the 7,000 residents of the Queensbridge North and South houses, one of the United States' largest public housing projects. Article

> Deutsche Telekom and Nokia's subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent claimed they delivered 10 Gbps over existing copper wiring during a lab trial using XG-Fast technology at the end of 2015. Article

Wireless News

> A Massachusetts state court said Sprint can finally begin shutting down its WiMAX network this week. Article

>  US Mobile has begun selling smartphones from Xiaomi and Meizu. The Connecticut-based service provider carries three Xiaomi handsets -- the Redmi 2, Mi 3 and Mi 4 -- ranging from $119 to $219 and the Meizu Note 2, which sells for $149. Article

And finally… Broadband-starved Cuba said it's bringing Internet access to two Havana neighborhoods. Washington Post story

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