Google Fiber readies expansion announcement; DirecTV sets debut for 'Peaked in High School Rob Lowe'

More cable news from around the Web:

> Google Fiber is expected to announce Tuesday that it will expand its reach to Atlanta, Nashville, Tenn., Charlotte, N.C. and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Story

> DirecTV is preparing to release the latest installment of its Rob Lowe-themed TV advertising campaign, featuring a new character, "Peaked in High School Rob Lowe." Story

> Verizon will pay $5 million to settle an FCC inquiry into whether the company's rural customers could receive long distance or wireless calls to their traditional POTS phones. Story

> DirecTV has launched a weather news channel focused on the ongoing Nor'easter. Story

And finally ... Veteran advertising executive Bruce Lefkowitz has been promoted to executive VP of advertising sales for Fox Networks Group. Story

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