FCC Republicans support local broadband restrictions; Cable One hugs trees

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> Comcast Business is posing a new competitive threat to local incumbent telco Verizon, announcing that it's now offering its Ethernet services suite throughout 10 New York communities. Story

> Phoenix, Ariz.-based MSO Cable One is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees on behalf of subscribers who choose paperless billing options. Press release

> Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) has announced a contest to see who can come up with the best campaign to rebrand the concept of net neutrality into something more relatable and interesting. YouTube video

> Matthew Berry, chief of staff to Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai, has argued that the commission has no authority to invalidate state laws governing local broadband networks. Story

> Microsoft will unveil the latest version of its iconic PC operating system, Windows 9, Sept. 30. Story

> According to new data from Synergy Research, Cisco's share of the service-provider routing and carrier Ethernet market dropped to 41 percent in Q2, down 4 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. Story

And finally …  DirecTV subscribers in California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Colorado may not be able to view Pac-12 Networks programming, but select content from the channels will now be viewable via YouTube in 27 foreign countries. Story

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