Suddenlink Communicationslaunched its 107Mbit/s Docsis 3.0 service in four markets in Louisiana, and two in Arkansas, expanding the reach of U.S. cable's fastest residential cable modem tier -- at least when it comes to the downstream. Suddenlink matches its MAX 107.0 service -- already offered in parts of Texas, West Virginia and Ohio -- with an upstream link that tops out at 5 Mbit/s. (See Suddenlink Unleashes 107-Meg Wideband Tier.)
Several Minnesota Montana families were surprised when they discovered several trenches in the ground that were dug by Montana Opticom, which is using US$64 million in federal stimulus funds to deliver broadband Internet access to rural areas. In addition to complaining about holes in the ground, locals said some Opticom workers used foul language. (See Cable Study Highlights Broadband Stimulus Waste.)
CNN said consumers have downloaded its mobile apps more than 10 million times, including those for Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s iPhone and iPad and devices running on Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)'s Android platform. (See CNN Streams 24/7.)
It'll cost cricket fans $99 to watch a YouTube Inc. channel featuring the India tour of England. While that may seem like a steep price to most U.S. sports fans, we suspect cricket supporters think the same about DirecTV Group Inc. (NYSE: DTV)'s NFL Sunday Ticket Super Fan package, which runs more than $400.
— Steve Donohue, Special to Light Reading Cable, and Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable