Nvidia launches $200 Android TV streaming box; Canadian regulators look to test broadband speeds, too

More cable news from across the Web:

> Graphics chipmaker Nvidia has launched a $200 streaming box for Android TV that comes with an optional 500 GB hard drive. Story

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced a number of new proposals that he says will restructure and modernize the regulator's $1.7 billion Lifeline voice service program by redirecting funds to extend broadband to lower income residents. Story

> An IHS Infonetics survey shows that a quarter of the respondents expect that by 2016, 26 percent of their access points will be Hotspot 2.0-compliant to enable seamless roaming among Wi-Fi networks and between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. Story

> NTS Communications has completed the buildout of a new Gigabit fiber network in Lubbock, Texas, enabling it to provide service to local business customers in serviceable areas, including the city's downtown business district. Story

> AT&T Mobility asked a federal appeals court to decide whether the Federal Trade Commission can move ahead with a lawsuit that targeted the carrier's data throttling policies. Story

> Global advertising conglomerate Magna predicts that programmatic TV, which includes both audience-buying and household addressable, will represent 4 percent of TV budgets in 2015 before climbing to 17 percent by 2019. Story

And finally … Following in the steps of the FCC, Canadian regulators have announced plans to use custom firmware-embedded routers to track real world user broadband speed and performance. Story

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