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Futbol frenzy brings boost to TV & Online Traffic

By Jennifer Cobb

One week ago today, FIFA’s World Cup 2014 kicked off in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, with Brazil besting Croatia by a score of 3-1. The exciting news for those in tech, television, and online is the fact that this year’s World Cup digital viewing will top the 2010 event, when ESPN3.com delivered 15.7 million viewing hours, and Univision pumped 10 million hours of live video via UnivisionFutbol.com. ESPN and Univision are leaders of the digital field for this year’s World Cup, as both will live-stream all 64 matches of the tourney, including the July 13 championship, available to most U.S. pay-TV subscribers on the Web and via apps. ESPN will also...

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Tennessee a national leader for residential gigabit broadband

By Jennifer Cobb

Last week, Tennessee released its updated broadband availability figures in conjunction with the Southland Conference on technology, entrepreneurship and southern culture. These new figures are highlighted by the nearly 1 in 10 Tennesseans who now have broadband speeds of 1 Gbps (“gigabit”) or greater available to their home or residence. Gigabit broadband is around 100 times faster than today's average residential broadband Internet download speed.  There are five cities in Tennessee alone that offer gigabit Internet connection for both residents and businesses, as part of economic development initiatives and as way to attract the tech...

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Connected Tennessee Supports SETDD Regional Broadband Meeting

By Jennifer Cobb

With Alyson Ferine Last week, Connected Tennessee was invited to attend a regional broadband meeting coordinated by the Southeast Tennessee Development District (SETDD) in cooperation with the Office of US Senator Bob Corker and hosted by Volunteer Energy Cooperative in Decatur, TN. The goal of this meeting was to facilitate dialogue regarding broadband and the real world challenges and issues faced by those living in the SETDD counties. Residents from around the district participated in panels discussing the lack of availability and cost-prohibitive broadband options. Providers represented at the summit were AT&T, Comcast, Charter...

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‘Gig City Gaming’ with CDE Lightband

By Jennifer Cobb

CDE Lightband launched its gig services in 2013 and has since received great feedback from its residential customers and the commercial industry has proven to be engaged customers as well.  The city of Clarksville has also reportedly seen an influx of individuals and families relocating to the area due to CDE Lightband’s services. This April, Clarksville will be hosting its annual “Rivers & Spires” community festival and one of the highlights of the event is sure to be CDE Lightband’s “Gig City Gaming.” Named for the city’s location at the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, as well as downtown’s many churches with huge...

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