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Hurricane Sandy takes down 25% of cell towers in 10 states

Hurricane Sandy takes down 25% of cell towers in 10 states

Telecom companies have reported that 25% of cell towers have been knocked out in 10 states in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. In addition, 25% of cable services have also been lost in those states, although landline outages are reported to be "far fewer." Emergency calls are currently being rerouted to different call centers, according to the FCC.

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Leaked AT&T training documents reveal anti-piracy plan

Leaked AT&T training documents reveal anti-piracy plan

A leaked batch of AT&T training documents reveal an anti-piracy plan in the books, which includes sending warning notices to flagged accounts. In what seems to be a completely draconian measure, any subscriber who's account is flagged multiple times for copyright infringement will have access to frequently-visited websites (Facebook? YouTube?) blocked until they complete an online course on copyright. The warning notices will begin on November 28th.

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NPD estimate points to $200 cable bill by 2020

NPD estimate points to $200 cable bill by 2020

In a study that potentially seems too forward-thinking to be useful, analyst group NPD has determined that eight years from now, the average cable or satellite TV bill will be $200 per household. In 2011, it was $86. Of course, there are viable questions about whether or not cable as we know it will even exist that far in the future, but the point of the study is to show that increased competition is not at all driving down the cost of pay TV.

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Time Warner Cable streaming to Android soon

Time Warner Cable streaming to Android soon

In a move that simply had to start happening sooner or later, the folks at Time Warner Cable have announced that they'll be streaming content to Android devices starting at the end of March 2012. This service was announced in a very low-key Twitter update by Time Warner Cable's own Director of Digital Communication in New York City, Jeff Simmermon. The move to Android for streaming content will come via the most updated version of the Google mobile operating system software Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Verizon buys $3.6bn AWS spectrum for LTE expansion

Verizon buys $3.6bn AWS spectrum for LTE expansion

Verizon Wireless has splashed out on $3.6bn worth of spectrum for its LTE expansion, grabbing 122 AWS licenses covering approximately 259m people from a joint venture made up of Comcast Corporation, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. The deal, the carrier has announced, will also include several produce and service agreements, allowing each company to sell the other's products and, eventually, each of the cable companies being able to offer Verizon Wireless service wholesale, likely rebranding it as their own wireless offerings.

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Time Warner Cable offering free Slingbox Pro-HD to top-tier customers

Time Warner Cable offering free Slingbox Pro-HD to top-tier customers

Time Warner Cable is planning to offer free SlingBox Pro-HD set-top boxes to its customers starting in September. Customers that sign up for Time Warner Cable's $99 per month Wide Internet service will get a $300 rebate for the total cost of the device. A SlingBox set-top box lets users watch their home TV programming from anywhere that they can connect to the internet.

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HBO Go App Hits 4 Million Downloads, May Hit Xbox And PS3 Soon

HBO Go App Hits 4 Million Downloads, May Hit Xbox And PS3 Soon

During an earnings call today, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, let on that the company has plans to expand its HBO Go app beyond mobile devices. The app was officially launched back in April for both the iOS and Android platforms and has since been fairly popular, having reached 4 million total downloads.

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Less TVs in the US, is it the Economy or the Internet?

Less TVs in the US, is it the Economy or the Internet?

I am considered an oddity among some of my friends and family because I don't have cable. I do have a TV, but I rely on DVDs, Netflix and my Roku player for my television viewing. When someone asks me if I've seen a commercial, I just smile and say "no". In fact, my daughter (at 4 years old) was shocked the first time she watched Nickelodeon when the commercials came on. She had never seen one. But maybe my odd choice is becoming less odd. A new report by Nielsen shows that for the first time since 1992, there are less US households with television sets. To be sure, the vast majority of households still own TVs, but the percentage has gone from 98.9 percent to 96.7 percent. Part of the explanation is the economy, and the change to digital. But is there another explanation?

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Time Warner Cable And Viacom Battle Over iPad App

Time Warner Cable And Viacom Battle Over iPad App

Time Warner Cable and Viacom are duking it out over the popular live TV streaming app that the cable company dished out late last month. The two companies each filed lawsuits today with Time Warner Cable asking the court to confirm the right to in-home viewing of channels on any screen while Viacom shot back with a suit for breach of contract and copyright violations.

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Time Warner Charges $16.4M to man for Sweet 16 coverage

Time Warner Charges $16.4M to man for Sweet 16 coverage

I bet that most basketball fans out there gladly pay a bit extra to be able to get coverage of all their favorite teams during the NCAA Sweet 16 finals. One man paid Time Warner cable for the privilege of watching the games and Time Warner tried to charge him $16.4 million.

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Time Warner Cable Live TV iPad App Already Getting Cease-And-Desists

Time Warner Cable Live TV iPad App Already Getting Cease-And-Desists

The Time Warner Cable iPad app was released just last week to overwhemingly high demand, allowing subscribers to live-stream TV for viewing on their iPads while connected to their home WiFi network. However, this week we're hearing that the popular app is upsetting TV networks, which have begun sending cease-and-desists to the cable company.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video: March 20, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video: March 20, 2011

This week's tech news is topped by our HTC Thunderbolt review along with product announcements from Samsung, new pricing and availability for the Motorola XOOM WiFi-only version, subscription service changes with the New York Times and The Daily, a new live TV streaming Time Warner Cable iPad app, BlackBerry 6 security problem, rumored G2X and G-Slate dates, review of the Infinity Blade iPad 2 game, and unboxing of the HTC Arrive.

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