Verizon CWA workers threaten strike; FCC sticks alleged Lifeline violator with $51M fine

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> Verizon once again finished atop Netflix's monthly U.S. ISP Speed Index, averaging 3.69 Mbps during March. CenturyLink finished last with an average download speed of 1.53 Mbps. Netflix ISP Speed Index

> Nielsen is introducing cloud-based tools for TV marketers. Product page

> Quickplay and multiscreen application creator You.i TV have announced a new partnership to build custom multiscreen applications. Press release

> Bravo Media said its first all-digital series, Going Off the Menu, is set to debut April 18 on platforms including, YouTube and Facebook. Multichannel News story

Telecom News

> Verizon wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have threatened to go on strike Wednesday if the two sides can't come to an agreement. Article

Wireless News

> New York state legislators are considering a bill that would use roadside technology to help determine whether drivers involved in auto accidents had unlawfully been texting behind the wheel. Article

> HTC introduced its latest flagship phone, unveiling a high-end device with predictably compelling specs. Whether the HTC 10 will help the company claw back some customers in an extremely competitive market, though, is far from clear. Article

And finally… The FCC has fined Total Call Mobile more than $51 million for fraudulently counting thousands of duplicate and ineligible consumers into the federally funded Lifeline program. FCC announcement