Verizon has expanded its cable service to 57,000 additional households in North Texas. Verizon said it now has video franchises covering approximately 3 million households in nine states. Subscribers in parts of Plano, as well as Carrollton, Irving and Garland have been added to the 14 other North Texas cities already served by Verizon’s FiOS TV service. "In the last decade, Cox has successfully evolved from a single-service cable television company into a multi-service broadband communications provider," said David Pugliese, Cox’s vice president of product marketing and management. "In doing so, we amassed 10 years of proven experience that is successfully differentiating us from others in the marketplace today. Our bundled customers count on Cox to deliver all of their communications solutions every day, backed by convenient billing and superior customer care." Eagle Broadband Signs IPTV Content Agreement with Terremark Terremark Worldwide announced that Eagle Broadband, a national provider of broadband, Internet protocol (IP) and communications technology, has signed a multi-year renewable co-location agreement to deliver IPTV content throughout the United States from Terremark’s NAP of the Americas facility. The NAP of the Americas will serve as the central distribution hub for Eagle’s IPTV solution. Eagle’s IPTV services include direct access to more than 200 channels of high-demand programming from entertainment providers, using a mix of standard-definition and high definition set-top boxes. Cable�s Video, Telephony Add up to Triple Play Edge New Paradigm Resources Group said in a recent report that new video features and VoIP give the cable industry a competitive advantage over telcos and DBS, but also warned that cable MSOs must expand their business offerings and pin down a wireless strategy. "Cable TV providers could well leverage today’s commanding position in the marketplace into a nearly unassailable one if they stay on their current course," said Terrence Barnich, president of NPRG. "Cable MSOs will make double-digit revenue gains in the voice and Internet arenas, and though growth in the core market will slow by the end of the decade, cable providers can maintain a solid lead over competitors by continuing to offer new features such as video on demand, digital video recorders and interactive programming guides." Europe Gaining Ground vs. U.S. on Digital Penetration Research and Market‘s new study said Europe would overtake the United States in regards to digital TV penetration by the end of 2010. In that year, almost 69 percent of European households will have made the transition to digital services. Much of the growth across Europe will be driven by continuing uptake of digital terrestrial services while IPTV services will also begin to make an impact.

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