Netflix ranks Charter, Comcast as top performing ISPs; Microsoft's tenuous entry into live streaming

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> Netflix says its latest data shows Charter and Comcast are the No. 1 and No. 2 top performers in its ISP delivery rankings. The worst? Clearwire and Frontier. Blog

> Starz content for $200 million a year? "That wouldn't be shocking," Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings said at the Wall Street Journal's D9 conference last week. Article

> Does building a business on someone else's platform still make sense? Article

> IPTV middleware vendor Netgem will provide its set-top box hardware and software to Sezmi. Article

> Microsoft tenuously introduced a sketchy outline of a streaming live TV service Monday. Article

> AT&T says it's seen strong growth in its U-verse TV deployment in South Florida, topping 100,000 subscribers. Article

> Set-top box maker Amino Technologies experienced a brief interruption in component supply following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March but said it has maintained its sales momentum. Article

> Indiana-based Pulaski-White Rural Telephone Cooperative has tabbed Zhone (NASDAQ:ZHNE) to help it build a new fiber network. Article

> Texas telco Hill Country Telephone Cooperative will use the Calix B6 Ethernet Service Access Nodes to move fiber forward. Release

And finally... Cicada ice cream? It's a hit with customers in a central Missouri community, not so much with one public health official. Article