As expected, Comcast is launching its 305 Mbps service dubbed Extreme 305 in its NE division with upload speeds of up to 65 Mbps, potentially to counter Verizon’s Quantum FiOS offerings (Cfax, 7/25). It also launched what it has dubbed “the fastest in-home WiFi” with its Xfinity Wireless Gateway and announced new data caps in the Tucson, AZ area. Public Knowledge weighs in on the new data caps, while the topic comes up at the Broadband Breakfast Club panel discussion on Tuesday.
 
Former CBS Network TV Ent Group pres Nancy Tellem has been named Ent & Digital Media pres for Microsoft, where she’ll oversee the launch of a newly created production studio in L.A. that will develop interactive and linear content for the Xbox and other devices.
 
Public Knowledge is backing DISH in Fox Broadcasting’s suit over the ad-skipping Hopper service.
 
Football is back, and so is ESPN at the top of the weekly cable ratings rankers. The net led all others last week with a 2.5 HH rating/2.44mln HH delivery.

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