July 10, 2012
Bot Alert—ISPs Report Very Little Gloom on Internet Doomsday
By Kaylee Hultgren
Cable operators were ready when Internet Doomsday dawned Mon. ISPs spent months preparing for the FBI’s July 9 disconnect of Internet servers that kept malware infected computers up and running for 8 months. Time Warner Cable set up its own DNS servers to keep infected customers online. It currently is in the process of reaching out to those it believes are infected to help them remedy the problem. Read on to see how other ISPs have handled the situation.
Also in the July 10 issue of CableFAX Daily:
A group of 32 House Dems urged close examination of cable and Verizon Wireless’ proposed spectrum deal. The lawmakers warned that it appears to turn “formerly energetic competitors into business partners…”
AT&T is expanding its lineup of premium and TV content available through the U-Verse apps for iPad,iPhone and iPod Touch. That includes HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Encore, MoviePlex and Music Choice videos.
Syfy renewed its competition series “Total Blackout” for 16 new episodes. Season 2 of the 30 min, extreme game show will start Tues, Nov 13 at 9pm.