Cablevision unveiled direct-dial intl calling for its "Optimum Voice" VoIP service at rates it claims are 25% less than leading providers. To activate overseas service, subs need only logon to and register with a minimum credit card payment of $10. Since the switch was flipped almost 1 year ago (Cfax 9/29/03), CVC has signed 115K VoIP subs, averaging 3,400 new customers/week. — How hot is cable telephony? SCTE and our sister pub Communications Technology’s "Advanced VoIP Deployment Symposium" in Philly today sold out.

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Watching Season Two of FX’s “Welcome to Wrexham” (premiered on the network Sept. 12, arrived on Hulu the next day) feels an awful lot like coming home, even for those of us that have never visited the Welsh city or set foot on a football pitch.

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