> Charter Business has stepped up to "Extreme Power" and "Mega Power" as its latest Internet tiers. Extreme speeds reach 75 Mbps and mega speeds top out at 40 Mbps, the MSO said. The services join the powerful (couldn't resist that one) Internet suite of "Basic Power," "Super Power and "Turbo Power." News release.
> Since we're now watching Tyco Electronics (NYSE: TEL) as a probable cable vendor, it's necessary to report that the company reported "another outstanding quarter" in the third quarter of this fiscal year and has raised its outlook for the fourth quarter. News release.
> Speaking of Charter Business, the MSO's customers in Wisconsin and Oregon are participating in a pilot program for rural health care that, since all is going well, the FCC plans to make permanent and expand nationally. News release.
> And Tyco Electronics' latest acquisition, ADC (Nasdaq: ADCT) , is in the news as the vendor of choice for a Distributed Antenna Solution (DAS) for high-capacity cellular services throughout Texas Tech's Jones AT&T Stadium. News release.
And finally... If you're not in the Ukraine (and what are chances of that?) take heart. The country's National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting has refused to renew multiple cable licenses in a fee dispute. Story.