Days after the FCC’s first hearing on Superstorm Sandy, cable and other communications providers got a chance to put their storm prep to the test as a blizzard headed toward the Northeast Fri. [Read how the cable companies weathered the storm in tonight’s CableFAX Daily.] Comcast’s preparations began earlier in the week. It planned to give customers updates, including outage info, at Comcast.com. Here’s more on how Comcast and other providers—including Cablevision, Cox, Time Warner Cable and Verizon—prepped for the storm.

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Cablevision’s first and only union could be going away. The MSO said it has been notified that employees in Brooklyn have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to schedule an election that would allow employees there to determine whether CWA will continue to represent them.
 
UBS kept its “buy” rating on Charter following its agreement to buy Bresnan from Cablevision for $1.6bln.
 
New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group found that 75% of US households have at least one HDTV set—up from 23% 5 years ago. More info at CableFAXDaily.com.
 

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