Cable industry news from across the Web:
> Cities in North Carolina took a regulatory hit; a bill restricting municipal broadband operations has passed the state's House. Story.
> Best Buy, most recently caught in bed with next-generation LTE wireless wholesaler LightSquared, has launched Clearwire's WiMAX service on "an expanded selection of computing devices" sold in its stores. Story.
> Sprint has "made it clear it will do battle" against AT&T acquiring T-Mobile, The Hill reports. Story.
> Gemstar, now a part of Rovi, did indeed infringe on patents held by Virgin Media, a U.K. Court of Appeals has said. Story.
And finally ... Netflix has struck an exclusive movie deal with Paramount Pictures that shuts out Canadian cable operators. Story.