WiMAX the brains for Pa. utility's smart grid; Comcast goes airborne with Colorado wireless

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> Pennsylvania utility PPL Electric is using Alvarion's 4G WiMAX technology as part of its smart grid communications network. News release.

> Comcast has launched its high-speed wireless data service Internet 2go into the thin air in Colorado. News release.

> The FCC has approved an updated version of a device that gives DirecTV receivers wireless access to the Internet. Story.

> Steve Burke has gone almost all in as CEO of NBCUniversal, having resigned as Comcast COO but keeping his executive vice president position with the MSO. Story.

> Comcast's new senior sports adviser Mark Lazarus has resigned his seat on the Cincinnati Bell board of directors. Story.

> Comcast, which apparently has its head in the clouds, has named Rich Jennings regional vice president of the Mile High Region. News release.

And finally ... AOL has acquired online video distribution company Goviral to strengthen its offerings in Europe and eventually North America. Story.