Time Warner edging towards metered billing; Comcast launches Internet safety service

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Time Warner Cable is not only becoming broadband-centric, it's looking to a future with consumption-based billing, CEO Glenn Britt has said. Story

> Comcast launched a group of Internet safety services to protect its high-speed data customers from cybercriminals. Story

> The NCTA has told an appeals court that it wants to be part of the FCC's pole attachment ruling. Story

> However--the NCTA declined to explain why it spent $3 million for services from resurgent political spinmeister Ralph Reed. Story

> Eleven suppliers collaborated last month to demonstrate how to run interactive applications within VOD content during a CableLabs interoperability event. News release

> NAB Government Relations EVP Laurie Knight has left that position to get into training--specifically as the SVP of the Association of American Railroads. Story

And finally ... Competitive Companies Inc. (CCI) plans to purchase the assets of broadband wireless provider Argon Technologies. Story

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