Locus inks wholesale deal with Clearwire; Britt's compensation grows 10 percent

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Cable-connected WiMAX services provider Clearwire has added Locus Telecommunications--and its 300,000 prepaid wireless customers--to its wholesale roster. News release.

> Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt has taken his spot in the cable exec millionaires club, earning $17.1 million in compensation in 2010. It's about a 10 percent raise. Story.

> Len Clark, marketing director for municipally owned North Carolina high-speed Internet provider Fibrant, lost his job in city layoffs. Fibrant competes with Time Warner Cable and AT&T in the Salisbury market. Story.

> The Regal Cinemas movie theater chain is threatening to "drastically reduce" the play time for movie studios that support a $30 premium VoD pricing plan for cable and satellite providers. Story.

> Stephen Friedman has been promoted to president of MTV where he will oversee such enlightened programming as Jersey Shore, Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant. Story.

And finally ... Comcast is out in the open about its desire to keep its dealings with Hulu secret and has asked the FCC to cooperate. Story.