Dish to open Denver software development office; CenturyLink continues FTTP drive

More cable news from across the Web:

> Dish Network is recruiting 100 technologists to open a software development office in downtown Denver. Denver Business Journal story

> Bright House Networks has deployed NetCracker's eCommerce and CRM solutions. Press release

> Former SCTE CTO Daniel Howard has joined Hitachi Consulting. Press release

> Users of devices including Apple TV complained of streaming problems during CBS' live stream of Super Bowl 50 Sunday. San Francisco Chronicle story

> Comcast paid $130 million for 475 acres near its Universal Orlando theme park. The Real Deal story

> Verizon has begun zero-rating video programming on its Go90 service. Multichannel News story

Telecom News

> AT&T continues to find more locations in its wireline network to offer fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) services, and its recent expansions in Kansas and Missouri reflect that trend. Article

> CenturyLink is continuing its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) drive, announcing that it is now offering service to a number of new multi-tenant unit (MTU) buildings in parts of Houston. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed the carrier is interested in acquiring at least some of Yahoo's Internet assets, signaling his eagerness to move further into digital media. Article

> The MVNO market has grown at an impressive clip during the past several years as customers seek alternatives to tier-one carriers and as costs of operating a virtual network have declined. Citing Strategy Analytics data, Bloomberg reports that U.S. MVNOs have roughly doubled their subscriber numbers since 2009, while the four major network operators have seen subscriptions grow by only 28 percent. Article

And finally… Newly elevated to executive chairman of CBS Corp., Les Moonves will embark on an even more aggressive digital strategy. Reuters story

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