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Mintek brings you the latest in EAM/CMMS systems and news in the major cable industries each week from around the globe. Learn how these developments in EAM/CMMS and cable can affect your home or business.

EAM/CMMS news in the U.S.

This week’s news focuses on how preventive maintenance can help protect against auto and facility malfunctions.

  1. Crews Respond To Ammonia Leak At Pennsylvania Chicken Plant
    by The Associated Press, Emergency crews say employees got out safely after ammonia leaked at a chicken processing plant in Pennsylvania, apparently from the facility’s refrigeration system.
  2. Ford Recalling 1.9M Vehicles To Replace Airbags by The Associated Press, Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 1.9 million vehicles in North America to replace faulty passenger-side front air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.

Cable News around the Globe

This week’s cable updates focus on the FCC’s set-top box debate, Google Chromecast, and AT&T fiber build.

  1. Wheeler Fights Back in Set-Top Battle by Mari Silbey, With more than 100,000 public comments on the record, and growing opposition from Congress, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler finds himself in a defensive position trying to protect the Commission’s “Unlock the Box” set-top proposal.
  2. Fiber TV Wins Google Cast Update by Mari Silbey, With the Chromecast a hit at retail, Google Fiber’s decided to embed its casting technology directly into the Fiber TV set-top. The company announced it started pushing out Google Cast to Fiber subscribers June 1st and continue the rolling launch over the coming weeks.
  3. Verizon Drops Wireline Clues as Strike Ends by Mari Silbey, Verizon reached a tentative agreement with union workers over the Memorial Day weekend that promises to send employees back to their jobs starting June 1 after more than six weeks on strike.
  4. AT&T Preps for Big Fiber Build by Alan Breznick,Getting into shape to wire millions of US homes and businesses for speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s over the next few years, AT&T has placed itself on a heavy fiber diet.

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