Progressive think tank tears down net neutrality regs; Windstream set to deploy 1 Gbps fiber across footprint

More cable news from across the Web:

> Independent gigabit fiber network builder Wave Broadband announced that it has raised $130 million. Press release

> BET Networks has named Maureen Guthman senior VP of programming and acquisitions. Story

> Following examples set in the U.K., Germany and Austria, Sky Italia has launched an OTT service on Roku. Story

> Comcast announced the hiring of 1,100 workers for its new Tuscan, Ariz. customer support center. Press release

> Windstream CEO Tony Thomas says the company will roll out 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service across its footprint. Story

And finally … A memo from the Progressive Policy Institute's Hal Singer says the FCC's new Title II regs on broadband could cost the broader U.S. economy billions of dollars in lost investment. Story

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