FCC report says cable rates were up; Rovi guidance worries analysts

Cable industry news from across the Web:

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> Average expanded basic cable service cost $52.97 last year, up 5.9 percent from the year before according to an FCC report. Story.

> Rovi's "lackluster" 2011 profit guidance caused its stock prices to drop. Story.

> In better news for Rovi, Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) admitted it entered into a multi-year agreement to license Rovi's interactive program guide (IPG) intellectual property. Story.

> Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned in a speech on Internet freedom that blocking the Internet can ultimately backfire. Story.

> Broadcaster Telemundo is going after "Generation YLA," or Young Latino Americans, based on recent research and the latest Census figures. Story.

And finally ... an InStat report says that downstream bandwidth for broadband subs was up 34 percent in 2010. News release.