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AT&T Wins Statewide Cable Television Franchise in Ohio

American telecom giant, AT&T Inc., has become the first provider to win a statewide license to offer pay-TV services, under the terms of Ohio’s new statewide cable franchising legislation.

The regulatory authorization was granted on November 7, for a term of ten years. It covers all 192 of AT&T’s telephone exchange areas in the state.

AT&T has already launched its U-verse fiber-optic television service in 38 Ohio communities in Cuyahoga, Portage, Summit, and Lake counties, under local cable franchises. A further nine communities in Union, Delaware, and Franklin counties will soon be added to this list, the company noted in its statewide franchise application.

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December 12, 2007 Posted by | Business, Regulation, Telecom Services, Television | , , | Leave a comment

Mexican Internet Population Over 20-Million; Half Use Broadband

22.1% of Mexican households had one or more computers at the end of March 2007, double the figure in December 2001, according to a recent study by Inegi, the country’s national institute of statistics, geography, and IT.

Of all households, 12.3% had some sort of internet connection, about half of which were classified as broadband.

There were a total of 30.5 million computer users and 20.8 million internet users in Mexico at the end of March. Of internet users, 70.2% were aged 12 to 34, and 65.9% routinely accessed the web outside their homes.

December 5, 2007 Posted by | Internet, Telecom Services | , , | Leave a comment