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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 new developments in EAM/CMMS and cable can affect your business or home.

EAM/CMMS news in the U.S.

This week’s news focuses on how preventive maintenance can help prepare for and against disaster situations in nature and at work.

  1. Deadly deluge: Texans “not prepared for 8 or 9 feet of water” by CBS News, The rising Brazos River has forced the evacuation of hundreds from Simonton to Richmond and is expected to hit a record eight and a half feet above flood stage.
  2. Netsuite Announces New Functionality For Manufacturing Industry
    by Netsuite, NetSuite Inc. last week announced significant new features designed to help companies that outsource manufacturing optimize their operations across every step of the product lifecycle, supply chain and order fulfillment with NetSuite.
  3. How To Ensure Generator Longevity by Clayton Costello, Ensure generator longevity through preventive maintenance to decrease fuel consumption levels.

Cable News around the Globe

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  1. Dish’s HopperGO Is a Go by Mari Silbey, Only a couple of months past its targeted release date, Dish has now officially launched the HopperGO, a 64 GB storage solution for Dish subscribers that makes DVR content portable and shareable, even without an Internet connection.
  2. FCC: We’ll Show You the Money, If… by Mari Silbey, Last year, the top telcos in the nation signed on to accept more than $9 billion in funding over six years from the FCC to support rural broadband deployments. But the results of that effort still left too many regions underserved. So this year, the FCC is doling out an additional $2 billion as part of the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II initiative to expand rural broadband access.
  3. Cable Is Eyeing Its Retail Options by Mari Silbey, The cable industry is once again flirting with retail prospects. Both Comcast, the largest US cable operator, and Arris, the largest cable set-top manufacturer, are ramping up their rhetoric with hints, allusions and speculative statements about direct-to-consumer opportunities.
  4. Altice Steps Closer to Cablevision Closing by Mari Silbey,The $17.7 billion acquisition of Cablevision by Altice is now likely to close in the middle of June following recommended approval of the deal by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC). New York will vote on the transaction on June 16.

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