Vyve Broadband to offer SEC Network; AT&T delivering IPTV to Wisconsin stadium

More cable news from around the Web.

> Vyve Broadband is going to offer the SEC Network to all customers across its entire nine-state footprint. Press release.

> Rogers Communications' Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of 45.75 cents per share on each of its outstanding Class B Non-Voting shares and Class A Voting shares to be paid on October 1, 2014. Story.

> AT&T will install a high-speed Wi-Fi network and stadium-wide IPTV in The University of Wisconsin's Camp Randall before the first kickoff this fall. Story.

> Sky News is boosting its Sky News app presence on connected TV devices in the U.S. because there's a lack of digital content being supplied by local networks. Story.  

> The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $26.4 million in loans to a North Texas-based Community Telephone Company to replace an outdated copper system with a fiber-to-the-premises network.  Story.

Telecom News

> SaskTel is continuing to make progress with its rural Saskatchewan broadband expansion effort, announcing that it will bring two of its basic DSL tiers to Paddockwood, Domremy and Loreburn. Full article.

Wireless News

> Samsung Electronics confirmed it purchased home automation platform SmartThings (a 2014 Fierce 15 winner), which Samsung said will enable the startup to expand its platform and work with more partners and devices. The deal represents a significant new investment by Samsung into the Internet of Things market. Full article.

And finally … FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai praised Buckeye CableSystem's commitment to providing broadband services to customers "whether they live in an urban area or a rural area." Story.

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