Poll says Americans ready to snip the cord; Genachowski sharpens broadband focus

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> An Adweek/Harris poll has apparently contradicted what cable executives are saying. It claims that "over half" of adults with cable would switch to online viewing "if certain provisions were met." Story.

> FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is expected to announce the creation of an "FCC Broadband Adoptions Task Force" when he speaks to The Cable Show in a morning keynote. Story.

> Comcast will join the ranks of service providers who find the cloud is a more appropriate and convenient place to remotely store programs rather than expensive set-top boxes. Story.

And finally ... here's a thought for cable set-top box makers. Younger viewers have no need for the boxes provided by their service providers when they have access to "video-capable" devices like iPads. Story.

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