Top 17 ISPs add 700K subs in Q3; DirecTV adds channels to Latino-focused streaming service

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> The 17 largest Internet service providers in the U.S. added 700,000 broadband subscribers in the third quarter, according to Leichtman Research. Press release

> Somerset, Danville and Campbell are among the Kentucky cities whose councils have voted against the proposed mergers of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Story

> DirecTV's upcoming Latino-targeted streaming platform has forged programming deals with Beln Sports, FOROtv and ¡HOLA!. Story

> MidContinent Communications announced the rollout of 1 Gbps broadband service for North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Press release

> FCC commissioner Michael O'Rielly plans to hire Robin Colwell, currently a legal consultant to Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) as his new chief of staff and legal adviser on media issues. Story

> Nebraska Lt. Gov. John Nelson has announced a plan for statewide broadband. Story

> Sinclair Broadcasting is using the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to challenge an FCC ruling limiting coordinated retrans negotiations. Story

And finally … The Parents Television Council has lambasted FX for an opening scene in the drama Sons of Anarchy that featured various series characters engaged in sexual acts. The socially conservative group, however, did not have express an issue with a scene featuring the lead character ripping out a man's eyeball. Story

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