Mediacom deploys Hiltron's 32x8 bonded channel DOCSIS modem; TWC moves up three spots in Netflix ISP rankings

More cable news from across the Web:

> Hiltron Technologies said Mediacom has begun deploying its CDA3-35 cable modem, a DOCSIS 3.0 modem that bonds 32 x 8 channels. Release

> A group of Chicago residents have sued the city over its 9 percent tax on usage of streaming services like Netflix. Consumerist article

> With average download speeds of 3.37 Mbps, Time Warner Cable jumped three spots to rank fifth in Netflix's August ISP Speed Index. Cox ranked first at 3.62 Mbps. Rankings

> Rovi and Nuance Communications have announced a joint initiative to develop a "conversational" voice interface for entertainment systems. Release

> Gray Television has announced the $442.5 million purchase of  Schurz Communications Inc.'s TV and radio stations, putting the combined company in 49 television markets in 28 states. TV News Check article

> Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker said that shareholders may oppose Media General's $2.4 billion purchase of Meredith. TV News Check article

> Comcast has named Mikel Slater VP of human resources for its Heartland region, which covers Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. Oakland Press article

> Charter Communications customers across Western Massachusetts complained about outages Monday. WWLP article

> Moviepilot, a startup targeted at millennial-aged movie fans, has raised $16 million in Series B funding, led by French digital publishing conglomerate Webedia. Variety article

Telecom News

> New research conducted by Ovum revealed that there are three factors that support the best consumer experience: a minimum 10 Mbps download speed; a stable and reliable network that delivers content within 3 seconds; and customer service representatives that can resolve issues in the first call. Article

Wireless News

> According to Marni Walden, executive VP and president of product innovation and new business at Verizon, the company realized that if it wanted to achieve massive mobile adoption across different operators for its new mobile video service, Go90, it couldn't have Verizon's brand associated with it. Article

And finally… A study by Millward Brown Digital found that subscribers to cable operators like Time Warner Cable, Charter and Cox are more likely to also subscriber to an OTT service than customers of satellite and telco pay-TV services. MediaPost article

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