Eagle lands in 29 more communities; Cox blames programming costs for rate increases

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> Eagle Communications has acquired broadband operations in 28 Nebraska communities and one in eastern Colorado from USA Communications. Story

> Cox Communications blamed increases in wholesale television programming costs and service upgrades for rate increases that averaged about 7 percent for subscribers in Omaha. Story

> Foxconn Technology Group reportedly wants to buy Taiwanese cable TV provider CNS for about $2.11 billion in an effort to compete with Taiwan's biggest mobile and fixed network carrier Chunghwa Telecom. Story

> Colombian provider ETB launched a 150-channel IPTV service for qualified customers who also buy Internet and telephone packages. Story

> Red Bull Media House has partnered with South Korean telecom group KT to deliver more than 150 VoD titles to KT's Olleh TV. Story

> TCExpress customers are being told that there won't be any visible differences in service now that their cable and internet are under new ownership. Digicel and its local partner Telemedia have bought WIV Cable TV and its sister company TCT, which operates the TCExpress High Speed Cable Internet Service in Turks & Caicos. Story

> The Macau government formed a publicly owned company to ensure the transmission of a 49 channel basic TV package. Story

Telecom News

> AT&T continues to make progress with expanding its local network capabilities, and its latest announcement that it invested almost $2.95 billion in its Illinois wireline and wireless networks between 2011 and 2013 is a testament to that trend. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon Wireless will buy Cincinnati Bell's wireless spectrum in a deal valued at $210 million, effectively ending the regional carrier's wireless operations. According to Strategy Analytics, Cincinnati Bell is the nation's ninth largest wireless carrier. Article

And finally… Sky Deutschland has made its Sky Home service available to all cable TV customers with a Sky receiver. Story

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