A big part of departing FCC chmn Julius Genachowski’s legacy might be his continuous push for faster broadband. In ’10, his National Broadband Plan set a goal of reaching 100 Mbps broadband to 100mln HHs by ’20. The chmn has since upped the ante with his challenge to get speeds to 1 Gbps. “We need more Gigabit communities in the US… We need a critical mass of Gigabit communities,” he said during the agency’s workshop Wed, citing Google’s fiber network initiative. Read on for the challenges of making the network financially successful.
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The US Supreme Court backed Comcast in a 5-4 opinion released Wed, ruling that a group of Philly subs who accuse the MSO of overcharging them and buying out competitors to create a local monopoly was improperly certified in a class action case. Here’s what the judges had to say.
Participant Media’s upcoming TV network targeting Millennials revealed its name and programming slate at its NY upfront Wed. More on the network and its uncommon distribution strategy here.
Top reality TV producers evangelized unscripted content during an HRTS lunch Wed in Beverly Hills—but they agreed that coping with talent can be tough. They divulge the challenges and their strategies.