MTS expanding fiber optic network; Google Fiber rolling out to Grandview, Mo.

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> Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) is expanding its FiON fiber optic network to deliver MTS Ultimate TV to 5,000 more homes. Press release

> Grandview, Mo., is the latest Kansas City area community to welcome Google Fiber. Post

> Telefonica is trialing a new version of its Movistar IPTV platform in some areas of Madrid and Valladoid, Spain. Story

> Deutsche Telekom gained 311,000 new IPTV subscribers in the last year—an 18 percent increase--and now has 2.036 million customers. Story

> DVEO will offer high-end Telco TV-grade encoder/transcoder/video distribution server systems built on RealNetworks Helix Universal Server. Story

> AT&T AdWorks and Cox Media are partnering to offer television ad buyers access to Cox Media's ad inventory through the AT&T AdWorks Television Audience Network (TAN), creating a connected network that consists of AT&T U-verse TV households and other multichannel video programming distributors. Story

> Deutsche Telekom-backed Hungarian incumbent Magyar Telekom is ended the first quarter with 336,606 IPTV subscribers a 31.3 percent year-over-year gain. Story

Cable News

> Dish Network General Counsel R. Stanton Dodge and top lobbyists representing cable operators and broadcasters testify Tuesday at a Senate hearing focused on the state of video competition. Article

Telecom News

> The FCC wants to conduct trials related to the telecom industry's transition to all-IP networks, a proposal that is getting a mixed response from traditional telcos and industry groups. Article

And finally … South Korea's LG Uplus added 47,536 IPTV subscribers in April, bringing its total to 1.23 million. Story

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