Net neutrality witness list set; broadband speeds to be part of real estate listings

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> An eclectic group of witnesses from Buzzcar, RapidDSL & Wireless, AT&T and Free Press will be present during a House Communications subcommittee hearing on the FCC's net neutrality rules. Story.

> A typical real estate listing from website Rightmove will now include the property's available broadband speeds along with the number of bedrooms and appliances. Is that a selling point or a deterrent? Story.

> The Brazilian Senate is chewing on a bill that would declare broadband access a constitutional social right. Story.

> Rovi has introduced an advanced media guide that it says "connects and extends the cable video experience from set-top boxes to mobile devices." News release.

And finally ... Pete Heumiller, former VP of content acquisition for Comcast has been named president-COO of Players Network, the self-described "leading television and new media digital network dedicated to Las Vegas entertainment and the gaming lifestyle." Should be some interesting content acquisitions there. Story.

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