Egypt initiates online blackout; Synacor forms TV Everywhere division

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> The Egyptian government could be effecting the first online blackout of a nation by terminating some 3500 border gateway protocol routes, network watchdog Renesys said. Story.

> Synacor has created a new division to focus on TV Everywhere. News release.

> The Portland, Ore. Metropolitan Area Communications Commission wants to know more about Frontier's (NYSE: FTR) extraordinary FiOS rate hikes. Story.

> FairPoint Communications (Nasdaq: FRP) said it's met and exceeded a Maine mandate to expand broadband Internet service. Story.

And finally ... even at 28 days the retransmission dispute between DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) and Northwest Broadcasting is not the longest blackout ever. Story.

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