Faulty broadband meter results in overcharges; Broadcom reported eyeing Provigent

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@FierceCable RT @bcbeat: ESPN 3D coming to Verizon FiOS on April 5. Story | Follow @FierceCable

> Here's a cautionary note for anyone considering usage-based billing; a fault in a broadband data usage meter caused New Zealand's Telecom to overcharge some customers. Story.

> Broadcom is reportedly in the market to acquire Israeli chip developer for somewhere between $300 million and $400 million. Story.

> The FCC will address the touchy right-of-way issue, also known as pole attachment rates, at its April meeting. Story.

> Rovi has signed an intellectual property license agreement for its interactive program guide with Canadian cableco Videotron. Story.

> Swiss cable operator Cablecom will soon learn what's in a name. The provider is rebranding as UPC Cablecom on April 4. Story.

And finally ... Broadband equipment maker Blonder Tongue Laboratories made a profit in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to a loss the year before. Story.

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