Cox wants to deliver a gig, so how does cable take on fiber?

Yesterday Cox president Pat Esser, told Bloomberg the cable operator would deliver a gigabit network in some residential markets this year. The interview was cagey on how, but an Ars Technica story notes that Cox has spread doubts about FTTH tech on its web site. Last year, I covered how next-generation DOCSIS technologies can deliver gigabit service and last year Comcast even showed off a 3 Gbps connection. But as cable providers use more of their network capacity and for IP delivery, they will also run up against a tough business problem — namely how to keep subscribers from dumping pay TV packages in favor of web-based alternative.

Boingo supports the troops with IPTV, winning contracts to connect U.S. military bases

Boingo’s(s wifi) acquisition of military base ISP Endeka appears to paying dividends. Boingo revealed this week that it has won contracts with the U.S. Marines Corps, Army and Air Force to install IPTV and broadband access networks on their posts and bases in the U.S. and some overseas installations, using a combination of fiber and point-to-point wireless technology. Soldiers and officers who subscribe to the on-base services will also get free access to Boingo’s global Wi-Fi hotspot network.

Wywy wants to sync social TV, and scores $3m to do it

In social TV’s second-screen dream, timing is everything. And German startup wywy has just burst out of stealth mode with an impressive set of tools for keeping broadcasters, advertisers and viewers in sync — as well as control of long-established media monitoring service Idioma.