Epix launches Xbox One app; Comcast's Cohen eyes FCC's upcoming incentive auction

More cable news from around the Internet:

> The average global Internet speed grew 20 percent in 2014 to 4.5 Mbps, but it only grew by 0.7 percent in Q4. Story

> With average downstream speeds of 33.9 Mbps, the U.S. ranks 27th out of 199 connected countries in Internet speed, according to Ookla Speedtest. Story

> Epix has launched a streaming app for Xbox One. Story

> Rovi has appointed SAP executive Steven Lucas to its board of directors. Story

> After Dish Network exploited holes in the process during the AWS-3 auction, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is pressing ahead with plans to change the agency's rules on designated entities ahead of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. Story

> Wheeler also said the FCC plans to close 16 of its 24 field offices after calling them "oversized rental facilities, which are draining our resources." Story

> Comcast EVP David Cohen said the success of the FCC's AWS-3 auction has NBCUniversal and its competitors intrigued by the agency's upcoming incentive auction. Story

> Indie film production company Mance Media says it will distribute a handful of 4K titles via the BitTorrent Bundle. Story

And finally … Keysight Technologies announced a new feature for its 89600 VSA software that enables downstream modulation analysis of DOCSIS 3.1. Story

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