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Miller Public safety must continue to be budget priority

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first_img Categories: Miller News,News State Rep. Aaron Miller, chair of the House Appropriations State Police Subcommittee, today issued the following statement after Gov. Rick Snyder presented his budget plan to the Legislature, which includes funding for the Michigan State Police:“Public safety must continue to be a priority, and I will work closely with the governor’s office to see that the Michigan State Police receives sufficient funding to keep families in Michigan safe,” said Miller, R-Sturgis. “We have made strides during the past few years of reducing both violent and property crimes in Michigan, and we must ensure that trend continues. Part of that involves making certain we have enough State Police resources available to keep Michiganders safe.”##### Subcommittee chair to work with administration on fundingcenter_img 11Feb Miller: Public safety must continue to be budget prioritylast_img read more

Rep Potvin to hold office hours Monday June 1

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first_img State Rep. Phil Potvin invites residents of the 102nd House District to join him for office hours on June 1 in Cadillac.Rep. Potvin, R-Cadillac, urges residents who have questions, concerns or suggestions regarding state and local government to attend this informal meeting on Monday, June 1 at Helsel’s 13th Street Market, 3075 W. 13th Street in Cadillac. Office hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m.“Meeting with constituents is the most important part of my job,” Rep. Potvin said. “I look forward to meeting face-to-face with residents to ensure that I am representing them the best that I can in Lansing.”No appointment is necessary and there is no cost to attend. Those unable to attend are encouraged to contact Rep. Potvin via phone at 517-373-1747 or by email at PhilPotvin@house.mi.gov.Additional June office hours will be announced soon. 27May Rep. Potvin to hold office hours Monday, June 1 Categories: Newslast_img read more

Rep Canfield joins colleagues announcing 201718 priorities

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first_img16Feb Rep. Canfield joins colleagues announcing 2017-18 priorities State Rep. Edward Canfield, D.O., of Sebewaing joined colleagues at the Capitol today to unveil the House Republican Action Plan for the 2017-18 legislative session.The wide-ranging plan maps top priorities over the next two years including making government more transparent, reducing auto insurance rates, putting more money into classrooms to benefit students, fixing roads and bridges, and many other issues. The goal is to continue Michigan’s economic recovery and improve the quality of life for people across the state.One of Canfield’s priorities is addressing Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance rates in a way that helps lower bills, safeguards taxpayers and protects citizens in need of special care after getting hurt in auto accidents.“We’ve got to find a way to crack the nut of the no-fault auto insurance issue,” Canfield said. “We’ve got to find a way to compromise, to get people on the same page.”Canfield also discussed health care as a top priority. He chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.“I am focused on protecting life and our most vulnerable citizens, while finding ways to improve access to quality health care across Michigan,” Canfield said.The Action Plan can be found at http://gophouse.org/best-way-forward/. It was put together by a committee led by Rep. Tim Kelly. Canfield was a member.“I was proud to be a member of Rep. Kelly’s committee responsible to bring about a roadmap for House Republicans for the next two years,” Canfield said.### Categories: Canfield Newslast_img read more

Rep Chatfield bill transparency package approved by committee

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first_img09Mar Rep. Chatfield bill, transparency package approved by committee Legislation by state Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering was part of government transparency package that the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee approved today.Collectively, the 11-bill package will extend jurisdiction of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to include the governor and lieutenant governor and create the Legislative Open Records Act which places the Legislature under public disclosure laws.“If we believe that transparency is a good requirement to ensure accountability for our local units of government, I think it is only right and prudent that the Legislature subject themselves and our executive office as well,” said Chatfield, who is chair of the Michigan Competitiveness Committee. “State government must be more accountable to the people it serves. I’m pleased to see such strong support from my colleagues on the committee and look forward to the full House taking up the 11 bills as representatives of our state’s citizens.”Chatfield’s bill, along with legislation from state Rep. Jeremy Moss, will establish (FOIA) to include the governor and lieutenant governor with minimal exemptions.The legislation is similar to a package of bills introduced last session and passed overwhelmingly by the House, but did not make it to the governor for signature.##### Categories: Chatfield News,Newslast_img read more

Rep Lower votes to open state government to more scrutiny

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first_img State Rep. Jim Lower today voted for a bipartisan legislative package to make state government more accountable to Michigan residents.Lower, of Cedar Lake, said the 11-bill package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act.“Government transparency should be the norm, not the exception, and Michigan is one of just a handful of states that does not place its Legislature and governor under open records laws,” Lower said. “I am proud to vote for legislation during Sunshine Week that gives people the ability to see how their hard-earned tax dollars are used.”The legislation is similar to a package of bills introduced last session and passed overwhelmingly by the House. The bills did not make it to the governor for signature.The House recently put a salary database of all House employees on its website to provide more accountability to taxpayers.##### 16Mar Rep. Lower votes to open state government to more scrutiny Categories: Lower News,Newslast_img read more

Town hall scheduled to address Lake St Clair water quality

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first_img Reps. Lucido, Hertel encourage residents to attend Oct. 2 meetingState Reps. Peter Lucido and Kevin Hertel today announced plans for a town hall meeting concerning the water quality of Lake St. Clair.The representatives have arranged for officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to be on hand to answer questions from residents who have concerns about Lake St. Clair during a free event on Oct. 2. Federal, state and local elected officials will also be invited and encouraged to attend.“Lake St. Clair should be a huge asset to our area, but pollution and high E. coli levels have left many people too disgusted to use the water,” said Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “This issue has been going on for years and residents are fed up. People have some very real concerns about the quality of the water. It’s time for them to get some answers.”Lucido and Hertel have teamed up in a bipartisan effort to address the issue.“This is not an issue that only impacts the Lansing bubble,” said Hertel, D-St. Clair Shores. “Residents have real questions about their water, and it’s important that officials from DEQ hear these concerns and give them answers.”The town hall will take place Monday, Oct. 2, at MacRay Banquet and Events Center, 30675 N. River Road in Harrison Township. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for an informal meet and greet with DEQ officials. A DEQ presentation and a question and answer session will follow from 7 to 9 p.m.If more information is needed, Lucido’s office can be reached by calling (517) 373-0843 or emailing PeterLucido@house.mi.gov. Hertel’s office can be reached at (517) 373-1180 or KevinHertel@house.mi.gov.### 11Aug Town hall scheduled to address Lake St. Clair water quality Categories: Lucido Newslast_img read more

Rep Lower All Michigan voters deserve voice in petition initiative process

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first_img Bills bring transparency, accountability to petition drivesState Rep. Jim Lower speaks in support of his plan Wednesday night before the Michigan House of Representatives.State Rep. Jim Lower’s plan to improve the integrity of Michigan’s petition initiative process and empower voters through increased transparency was approved today by the Michigan House.Lower, R-Cedar Lake, said his plan – along with other bills sponsored by House Democrats – ensures the important process remains in place, with significant improvements.“Michigan voters will be empowered through increased transparency, added accountability and widespread input from people throughout the state,” Lower said. “These responsible reforms ensure every single voter has a voice in our statewide initiative process.”House Bill 6595, sponsored by Lower, includes the following protections:·       Require that not more than 15 percent of certified signatures come from any one congressional district, guaranteeing more circulation in rural areas.·       Require initiative campaigns to provide a short summary at the top of their petitions, ensuring people can quickly size up the issue.·       Make absolutely clear that if a petition circulator deceives people or provides fraudulent information, the signatures they collect must be invalidated.House Bills 4635, 5208 and 5209, sponsored by Jeremy Moss (D- Southfield) and Leslie Love (D-Detroit), implement the following reforms:·       Prohibit circulators from misrepresenting the contents of a proposed ballot question or recall petition.·       Prohibit circulators from misrepresenting whether they are a paid or volunteer signature gatherer.·       Require petition circulators to wear identification badges.·       Ban organizations from employing someone as a petition signature gatherer if they have been convicted of an election crime.·       Give voters an option to remove their name and signature from a ballot question or recall petition.“This legislation is simple. It makes it clear that people circulating petitions can’t lie to the public,” Lower said. “They can’t use fraudulent information or conceal the fact that they’re paid by out-of-state billionaires and special interest groups. Voters deserve to know if that’s the case so they can make a well-informed decision whether to sign these petitions.”The legislation now moves to the Senate for consideration.### Categories: Lower News,News 13Dec Rep. Lower: All Michigan voters deserve voice in petition initiative processlast_img read more

Roves Dark Money Crossroads GPS Granted Nonprofit Status

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first_imgShare20TweetShare4Email24 SharesFebruary 9, 2016; OpenSecrets.orgYesterday, as the New Hampshire primaries were in play, the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) reported that Karl Rove’s “dark money” group, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, was approved by the IRS for nonprofit 501(c)(4) social welfare status by the IRS. This was described by Fred Wertheimer, of the campaign finance reform group Democracy 21, as “a complete abdication of the agency’s duty to enforce the tax laws.” The group was denied this status in 2013, but appealed.According to CRP, the approval was made on November 4th of last year, but the Center uncovered only recently. It is also retroactive to the date of application. Under the designation, the group can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money. Half of its activities must be social welfare related—and under these conditions, it can keep donor names anonymous—but the rules defining that space are vague. In the 2012 election cycle, it reported that it spent just 39 percent, or $74 million out of its total $189 million, on “direct political activities.” However, according to The Hill, its interpretation of “social welfare activities” included issue advocacy that attacked President Obama’s policies.Crossroads, which was established in 2010 shortly after the Citizens United decision that laid the political groundwork for more direct politicking by dark money groups, is a creature of big donors and seasoned political operatives, enjoying nothing in the way of grassroots support but neatly able to hide the identities of its donors. As such, it is something of a poster child for big dark-money campaign finance.In the wake of the New Hampshire primaries, it is interesting to note that Crossroads has not yet made its presence felt in the 2016 elections. Perhaps they are biding their time, as they did in the 2012 election. In that cycle, they only started spending on Mitt Romney once he had locked up the nomination. Of course, Mitt Romney lost, and an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation of the races where was involved showed a low ROI of 14.4 percent, compared to Planned Parenthood Votes, which spent a little more than $5 million and achieved a 98.45 percent ROI, and Planned Parenthood Action, which spent almost $7 million and achieved a 98.11 percent success rate. The Sunlight Foundation figured the ROI based on “how much of their money went to support candidates who won and to oppose candidates who lost in the general election campaign.”—Ruth McCambridgeShare20TweetShare4Email24 Shareslast_img read more

In North Carolina Time Moves in Reverse Where Segregated Schools are Concerned

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first_imgShare16Tweet19ShareEmail35 Shares1963 March on Washington / IIP Photo ArchiveJune 5, 2018; North Carolina Policy Watch, Charlotte ObserverSix decades after the US Supreme Court swept away the legal framework that permitted segregated public schools, the North Carolina legislature appears to be rebuilding it. On Thursday, the House ratified HB 514, a bill that would make it possible for suburban municipalities to create, operate, and partially fund their own charter schools and give enrollment priority to area children. For the predominantly white communities surrounding Charlotte, this is functionally a license to keep children of color out of “their” public schools.Since the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, the unified school district serving Charlotte and surrounding suburban communities has been in the forefront of the struggle to establish an integrated educational reality. As NPQ noted last year, under court mandate, the district made great progress. In 1984, the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer said, “Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s proudest achievement of the past 20 years is not the city’s impressive new skyline or its strong, growing economy. Its proudest achievement is its fully integrated schools.” Black and white students were the beneficiaries of a system that used buses and magnet schools to bring students of all backgrounds into a common educational experience.Opponents of the new bill see it clearly as a new path to create racially and economically segregated schools. While the overall school district is very diverse, Black and Latinx families are more concentrated within Charlotte’s city borders. A school district that unifies the city and suburbs ensured that true integration was still on the agenda even as the courts and the federal government eased up oversight. CMS’s school board is diverse and representative of its total area, but the city councils of the suburbs most likely to launch their own schools have few if any members of color. With fully representative governance, the future of education for children living in suburbs, whose population is over 70 percent white and affluent, was still connected to that of Black and Brown children living in the city center. In a more fractured system, that connection could be severed.North Carolina Policy Watch saw the legislature’s actions, intended or not, as racially motivated. Kris Nordstrom writes, “Whether inspired by racial animus or not, HB 514 will lead to the further segregation of CMS and disproportionately disadvantage students of color and students from low-income families. If we ever hope to achieve a public-school system that is diverse and equitable, we can’t shy away from what HB 514 represents: the enthusiastic embrace of school segregation by our General Assembly.”According to the Observer, North Carolina NAACP President T. Anthony Spearman denounced these actions as a “sneaky and underhanded” attempt to create “Jim Crow independent school districts. We understand that too many North Carolina legislators are intent upon destroying public desegregated schools, but we rise to say that this effort will not succeed without an all-out fight.”As they attempt to defend the integration of their school system, bill opponents also see a threat to the financial base of Charlotte’s public schools. Education Week recently ranked North Carolina 40th in its financial support of public education. According to WRAL, “North Carolina was ranked in the top 20 as recently as a decade ago. But after a recession and deep budget cuts, the rankings slid. Although the economy has come back, whatever education funding the state has restored is not keeping up with other states.” Allowing wealthy cities to fill in where the state has abdicated responsibility leaves less wealthy areas at risk and ensures that their students will not receive an equal education.For supporters of HB 514, the issue is not race but education. According to Nordstrom, “Backers say the bill simply gives one more option to towns with overcrowded schools and concerns about a large school district that has sometimes neglected suburban needs.” Sponsoring Rep. Bill Brawley told WRAL that the local school system has failed to address parents’ concerns in his district, saying, “I don’t see how it has the sweeping effects that people fear.”We know that all students benefit from an integrated educational experience. Clint Smith at the New Yorker said, “Researchers have consistently found that students in integrated schools—irrespective of ethnicity, race, or social class—are more likely to make academic gains in mathematics, reading, and often science than they are in segregated ones.” The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district was once well on its way toward creating this reality when the pushback of those who feared change and loss slowed them down. Now, the state has made it legal for the old reality of separate but equal to be reborn. Is this the future they and we want for our children and communities?—Martin LevineShare16Tweet19ShareEmail35 Shareslast_img read more

Some 9 of US consumers have cut the cord with e

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first_imgSome 9% of US consumers have ‘cut the cord’ with existing pay TV providers, while a further 11% are considering doing so, according to Deloitte’s sixth State of the Media Democracy survey.According to Deloitte, a further 15% of respondents said they would likely watch movies and TV shows from online sources via download of streaming in the near future.Some 14% of respondents said that streaming delivery of a movie to computer or TV was their favourite way of watching, up from 4% two years ago.There was some good news for established pay TV players. The survey found that Americans valued cable and satellite TV above most other services, and using a DVR was the second-most preferred way of watching TV shows. However, only 44% of those surveyed currently had DVRs.last_img read more

Deutsche Telekom is integrating MobiTVs TV Everyw

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first_imgDeutsche Telekom is integrating MobiTV’s TV Everywhere solution into its Entertain IPTV service so it can offer programming, including live sporting events and VOD services, to tablets, smartphones and PCs.The two parties have concluded a trial implementation of the converged multiscreen service.“Partnering with MobiTV is the start of a new television experience with Entertain,” said Christian Illek, director of marketing, Deutsche Telekom. “With the development of the Entertain converged media platform, we will provide our customers with universal TV access on various devices and even more convenience when watching TV.”last_img read more

Vivacom TV the satellite pay TV service operated

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first_imgVivacom TV, the satellite pay TV service operated by the Bulgarian telecom operator of the same name, is increasing its high-definition service with the addition of factual channel Planeta HD.The move means that Planeta HD is the third high definition station to launch on the service following Viasat Nature HD and Viasat History HD. Vivacom TV launched in September 2010 and offers over 70 channels across three basic packages.last_img

International pay TV broadcaster Current TV is eye

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first_imgInternational pay TV broadcaster Current TV is eyeing a sale. The company is currently evaluating its strategic options and has hired JP Morgan Chase and the Raine Group to assess its options.One option is to sell the firm, while it is also exploring strategic partnerships with media companies or a new round of venture capital financing. 
Current TV was formed in 2005 after former US vice president Al Gore and Joel Hyatt acquired news channel Newsworld International in 2004. It is now owned by Gore, Hyatt, the company’s chief executive, a number of venture capital firms and pay TV firms Comcast and DirecTV.Hyatt said in a statement, “Current has been approached many times by media companies interested in acquiring our company. This year alone, we have had three inquiries. As a consequence, we thought it might be useful to engage expertise to help us evaluate our strategic options.”The channel is in around 60 million homes in the United States and is also in a number of territories internationally including the UK and South Africa. Although it started as a user generated channel, it now airs talkshows and documentaries including Joy Behar: Say Anything and What Did I Do Last Night.last_img read more

Technology company Arris has taken a seat on the b

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first_imgTechnology company Arris has taken a seat on the board of directors of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), following its acquisition of Motorola Mobility’s Home Business. Carol Ansley, senior director IP Engineering, Arris, will represent the company on the board and claimed that Arris’ innovation in broadband and content is “driving the future of TV and the smart, simple connected home.”“Arris has brought together the industry’s leading portfolio of operator and consumer solutions on a global scale, and MoCA technology is a vital component of our product strategy,” said Ansley.Arris has been a member of MoCA since 2008. The alliance is a global standard for home entertainment networking, used by the cable, satellite and IPTV segments. MoCA has certified 127 certified products and has 53 members worldwide, including service providers, OEMs, middleware developers, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors.“Arris’ knowledge and expertise in the service provider and connected home markets and channels represents a great addition to the Board of Directors,” said MoCA president, Charles Cerino.last_img read more

Video services firm Piksel has restructuring of it

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first_imgVideo services firm Piksel has restructuring of its commercial and solutions operations into a “global customer-centric business.”The new unit will focus on content producers, aggregators, and distributors as key industry verticals.“Piksel’s sales, solutions architecture, product marketing, and product teams now operate as verticals-oriented businesses, ensuring that industry specialists are leveraged to where they need to be to best support our clients’ needs,” said Peter Heiland, Piksel’s interim CEO.“In some cases this has meant that we’ve completely restructured teams to focus on customers, not the technology for its own sake. The merger of our former Media Solutions Group into a globalised Solutions Architect team under the direct guidance of our CTO Mark Christie is a case in point.”At the same time, Piksel announced this week that it is powering the mobile download feature for UK broadcaster Channel 4’s catch-up service 4oD.Channel 4 launched the service last year for Android and iOS. The download service is available on the 4oD app, which has been shortlisted for best TV app at this year’s TV Connect Awards.last_img read more

Andrius Šemeškevičius Lithuanian service provider

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first_imgAndrius ŠemeškevičiusLithuanian service provider Teo has named Andrius Šemeškevičius as its new head of technology and IT.Šemeškevičius will joint the Teo management team in August and will be responsible for technology development and the management of information systems and infrasrucrture.Šemeškevičius, a graduate of Vilnius Gedimino Technikos University, previously worked for the Rimi Baltic Group as IT director in the Baltic countries, responsible for IT management at Rimi and the Supernetto/Säästumarket retail chain.Teo plans to implement a new organizational structure to bring about a greater focus on customer experience in June.“Teo will give more attention and investment in the development of IT services. I am glad that Andrius will bring to the TEO management team his experience and competences from the IT field. I hope that with him we will be able to focus more on the customer experience, and to offer more technological innovations and solutions that they need,” said Teo general manager Kęstutis Šliužas.last_img read more

Liberty Global now holds 984 of all Ziggo shares

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first_imgLiberty Global now holds 98.4% of all Ziggo shares, and has said that the Dutch cable operator’s last day of trading on the on Euronext Amsterdam exchange will be December 19. Liberty, which has previously announced its plans to de-list the business after it completes its takeover of the firm, said in a statement that it will own 100% of Ziggo following “statutory squeeze-out proceedings.”Liberty said it will initiate these proceedings as soon as possible and that Ziggo shares will be terminated on December 22, 2014.last_img read more

Netflix has started to add audio description to se

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first_imgNetflix has started to add audio description to selected titles on its service to help the visually impaired. Netflix has rolled out the service with its new series, Marvel’s Daredevil, and said it will add more titles in the coming weeks, including current and previous seasons House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and to adventure series Marco Polo.“Over time, we expect audio description to be available for major Netflix original series, as well as select other shows and movies. We are working with studios and other content owners to increase the amount of audio description across a range of devices including smart TVs, tablets and smartphones,” said Netflix’s director of content operations, Tracy Wright.Audio description is a narration track that describes what is happening on-screen, including physical actions, facial expressions, costumes, settings and scene changes.last_img read more

LG Electronics is using the Consumer Electronics S

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first_imgLG Electronics is using the Consumer Electronics Show to debut UHD TV-capable LCD screens equipped with Nano Cell technology.According to LG, the technology, which will be incorporated in the third generation of LG’s Super UHD TV line, renders “highly nuanced” and accurate colours while maintaining picture quality at wider viewing angles.According to LG, Nano Cell LCD technology, which employs uniformly-sized particles approximately one nanometre in diameter, creates more accurate colours that can be viewed from wider angles than in possible with other LCD TVs.The technology absorbs surplus light wavelengths, enabling the displays to filter distinct colours with much greater precision, rendering each colour as it was intended by the original content creator, according to the company.LG says that Nano Cell technology dramatically reduces instances of colour fading, image instability and other colour degradation issues.LG has also said it will incorporate the Technicolor Expert Mode technology to its Super UHD screens.The TVs are HDR TV-enabled using Dolby Vision’s Active HDR technology, which supports the display of Dolby Vision’s own HDR system as well as HDR10 and Hybrid Log Gamma HDR systems. Active HDR is also “ready to support” Technicolor’s forthcoming Advanced HDR technology, according to LG.LG and Technicolor announced their collaboration on HDR at CES last year, when the pair teamed up to screen HDR content created by Hollywood director Francis Ford Coppola.In addition to UHD TV, the devices feature version 3.5 of LG’s webOS-based smart TV platform. This includes a new Magic Link feature to provide content recommendations and information about characters and actors on-screen, and Magic Zoom, which enables viewers to enlarge and record any part of the screen they wish to see close up. Phones and PCs can be connected to the TV via a USB cable to enable viewing of 360° virtual reality content.“Our 2017 Super UHD TV line-up with LG’s proprietary Nano Cell technology is a breakthrough in display technology that advances the LCD TV viewing experience by combining an expanded colour gamut with the ability to more accurately create those colours, resulting in superior picture quality regardless of viewing angle,” said Tim Alessi, head of product marketing at LG Electronics USA. “Nano Cell is another example of how LG is innovating and pushing the boundaries of display technology to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”last_img read more

Vodafone Germany has unveiled plans to invest €2 b

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first_imgVodafone Germany has unveiled plans to invest €2 billion by the end of 2021 on Gigabit fibre broadband services.The UK-headquartered telecoms giant said it expects todeliver around 13.7 million new gigabit connections to German consumers andenterprises under the plan.Vodafone Germany CEO, Hannes Ametsreiter, described the investment strategy as “transformational” and predicted it would deliver “incremental revenue growth and attractive returns for Vodafone’s shareholders.”“The project is consistent with our strategic goal to become a leading converged communications operator in Germany, enabled by a best-in-class Gigabit network infrastructure,” he said.Vodafone said that today 25% of German broadband connections are still below 50Mbps and only 2% are at Gigabit speeds, and claimed the investment will allow local enterprises and communities to move away from copper-based internet services.At €1.4 – €1.6 billion, the bulk of the investment is targeted at Vodafone’s ‘Giga-Business’ initiative, with a target of reaching 100,000 companies in some 2,000 business parks by the end of calendar 2021.This builds on Vodafone’s July 2017-announced partnership with fibre-to-the-premises provider Deutsche Glasfaser to reach 19 of Düsseldorf’s industrial and commercial business parks by early 2018.Roughly €0.2 – €0.4 billion of the investment will be allocated to Vodafone’s ‘Giga-Municipality’ scheme, with a goal of offering gigabit services to roughly one million consumer households in rural areas, in co-operation with local municipalities, by the end of 2021.The remaining €0.2 billion of investment will be spent on enhancing Vodafone’s entire cable footprint from the current top speed of 500 Mbps to 1 gigabit per second, through the accelerated adoption of DOCSIS 3.1 technology. This initiative is dubbed ‘Giga-Cable’.Vodafone said it expects its overall investment to drive an uplift of one to two percentage points in Vodafone Germany’s service revenue growth rate, compared to its prior expectations, starting from full year 2019/20.last_img read more