Frontier takes IPTV service to Durham; Wheeler defends exclusivity stance

More cable news from across the Web:

> Frontier Communications is gearing up to launch its IPTV service in Durham, N.C., in January. Multichannel News article

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler defended his proposal to end broadcast exclusivity rules to members of the U.S. Senate Tuesday. Law360 article

> Pitcairn, Ind., City Council members voted to increase local cable TV and Internet rates by $5 a month. Trib Live article

> Local, state and federal taxes on the average California wireless bill has reached 18 percent. Los Angeles Times article

Telecom News

> The FCC has tapped Jonathan Mayer to be the new chief technology of its Enforcement Bureau who will focus on investigating consumer issues related to telephone, TV and ISPs. Article

Online Video News

> Motor Trend, a brand targeted at auto enthusiasts, stands as the latest effort to jump into the SVOD world with its new OnDemand service. Article

Installer News

> AT&T Mobility is offering a $7,500 reward for information about one of its cell towers that collapsed after it was vandalized in the town of Denison, Texas, according to police in the area. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T is reportedly using equipment from Australia's NetComm Wireless and services from Ericsson for its fixed wireless local loop (WLL) technology tests. AT&T confirmed recently it is testing fixed WLL technology in select areas of the country with local residents who want to try the service, including in Alabama, Georgia, Kansas and Virginia, and is seeing speeds of around 15 to 25 Mbps. Article

And finally… CollegeHumor is set to launch 52 episodes of comedian Josh Mullen's comedy series Fatal Decision on Verizon's Go90 mobile video service. Variety article