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Small Quebec operator boosts bandwidth, broadband speeds

Coopérative de Câblodistribution de L'Arrière Pays (CCAP) has increased its top broadband speeds by 10X and HD and 4K channels by 34% after adopting Adara's bandwidth reclamation solution.

T-Mobile tweaks TVision for the holidays

The promo that combines T-Mobile's TVision Live and Vibe packages has no specified end date and arrives amid complaints from programmers.

Comcast to bring broadband data plan to Fios territory

Operator confirms it will extend usage-based data policy and unlimited data option to its northeast division starting next year, matching up with policies already in place in the MSO's central and west divisions.

UEI has buyers for new Apple TV remote tailored for pay-TV

Charter and Altice USA among the logical candidates for a new Apple TV remote from Universal Electronics optimized for pay-TV service providers.

Congruex builds through organics – and lots of M&A

The fiber network construction specialist, which counts Level 3 exec Kevin O'Hara as a founder, has been on a buying spree to help meet rising buildout demands among large, midsized and rural players.

WiCipedia: From military life to startup founder

This week in our WiC roundup: Non-profit Girls in Tech launches a job board; making the transition from situation room to board room; ushering in a new tech agenda in the White House; and more.

Altice, Globalstar and Viasat forsake C-band auction

Cable company Altice and satellite companies Globalstar and Viasat were among the 74 entities that registered interest in the C-band auction, but they are not among the final 57 qualified bidders.

Viasat seizes control of destiny in Europe

By snapping up the remaining 51% stake of a wholesale broadband venture with Eutelsat, Viasat will ramp up its business in EMEA amid plans to launch a high-capacity ViaSat-3 satellite for the region.

US pay-TV gains 31K subs in Q3, thanks to OTT rebound

YouTube TV, Hulu and other virtual MVPDs raked in 1.5 million subs in Q3, but a top industry analyst wonders if OTT-TV providers will be exposed to sports-related, seasonal churn trends.

Altice USA gives up on Cogeco

Operator says it won't extend a new offer after the deadline on its latest, greatest offer expires.

T-Mobile shuttering former Layer3 TV service

TVision Home, the predecessor to the company's revamped, small-bundle TVision streaming service, will be shut down on December 30.

Disney gets behind open cache tech for streaming

Envisioning scale that will require video streaming in the hundreds of terabits, Disney is exploring a distribution mesh that ties together CDNs, its own appliances and open caches deployed at network edges.

Comcast debuts 'Watchwith' interactive livestreams on X1 and Flex

In partnership with Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,' Watchwith will enable viewers to interact with cast members and participate in polls that unlock exclusive clips from the reality TV series.

Verizon does more with Android TV

Fetching $69.99, telco's upgraded 'Stream TV' device features Verizon's user interface and connects users to a multitude of apps, including Disney+, Netflix, YouTube TV and Hulu.

T-Mobile's TVision competitive, not disruptive – analysts

Pay-TV packages from T-Mobile's new streaming service, which have caught some heat from programmers, generate a gross profit margin of about 30%, according to an economic analysis by Evercore ISI.

HBO Max gains access to Amazon Fire TV devices

WarnerMedia is still in discussions to get the new supersized streaming service distributed on Roku players and Roku TVs.

Minim to combine with Zoom Telephonics, rebrand

Minim, a Wi-Fi and security software company run by former Dyn execs, is pairing with Zoom Telephonics, a supplier of cable modems, gateways and other CPE products sold under the Motorola brand.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia builds cloud platform with Atos

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets its tax back; OBS digitizes Tricolor's contact center; Virgin Media launches basic broadband plan for UK welfare claimants.

Vecima scooped up Nokia's cable access assets for just $4.87M

That acquisition, which includes products for new remote MACPHY architectures, is expected to represent an incremental revenue boost of 10% to 15% for Vecima in fiscal 2021.

Latency 'not a major deal' for satellite broadband – HughesNet CEO

HughesNet's Pradman Kaul notes that 80% of traffic is for latency-insensitive video services and believes that HughesNet's economic model holds an advantage over Starlink's.

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