President Obama backs muni broadband; Elemental supplies Pac-12 Networks with TV Everywhere services

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> WOW! Business is offering a new 100/15 Mbps speed tier to small- and medium-sized businesses in Detroit and Evansville, Ind. Story

> Elemental Technologies has struck a deal to support live simulcast of Pac-12 Networks' TV multiscreen services, as well as video processing for the network's YouTube-based international subscription service. Press release

> President Obama has asked for an end to laws that restrict towns and cities from building their own broadband networks. Story

> Fifty-three percent of regular moviegoers say they don't go to the theater more often because of high ticket prices. Story

> Jeffrey Blum, senior VP and deputy general counsel for Dish Network, said more entities will join the opposition group Stop Mega Comcast as the FCC's review of the company's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable advances. Story

And finally ...  Discovery Communications has named Jean-Thierry Augustin president of sports strategy and development at Discovery Networks International and Peter Hutton CEO of Eurosport. Story