Netflix says 'never' to downloads; Comcast rolls out speed increases in Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Time Warner Cable is objecting to a decision made by the city of Lincoln, Neb., to give Windstream a cable TV franchise agreement. Story

> The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization has officially been signed into law. Story

> Asked if Netflix will ever offer a download alternative to its customers, a spokesperson for the company said "that is never going to happen." Story

> Comcast has rolled out Internet speed increases for customers in Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City and Colorado Springs. Press release

> HBO told reporters who cover the TV industry that it will no longer publish live-plus-same-day Nielsen audience ratings. Story

And finally …  The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers has called for proposals for papers and presentations for technical sessions to be conducted at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo next September. Press release

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