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EAM/CMMS news in the U.S.

This week’s news focuses on how preventive maintenance can help for disaster situations in facilities and manufacturing recalls.

  1. Ohio Manufacturer Exposes Workers To Amputation Risk by Rachel Blair-Frasier, An Ohio rail track repair kit manufacturer exposed employees to machine, silica, falls, noise and other hazards, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials says.
  2. Sabra Recalls Hummus After Listeria Found At Manufacturing Facility by Racehl Blair-Frasier, The Sabra Dipping Company is voluntarily recalling come of its hummus and spreads because of possible listeria contamination.

Cable News around the Globe

This week’s cable updates focus on FCC ruling for set-top box, acquisitions, and cable content.

NEW YORK - JULY 5, 2013: Verizon building in New York. Verizon is a large American broadband and telecommunications company with 110.9 billion USD in revenue (2011).
  1. The Set-Top’s Not Dead, Set-Top Regulation Is by Mari Silbey, Consensus achieved. Executives in the industry agree that an FCC proposal to regulate pay-TV services in an attempt to drive retail set-top competition has effectively been killed.
  2. FCC Drops Business Access Reform by Carol Wilson, Donald Trump is already having an impact on telecom policy: In a surprising move today, the FCC dropped plans to pass reform of the Business Data Services (BDS) market, following pressure from Congressional Republicans to pull back.
  3. Cable Focusing on Virtualization Use Cases by Craig Leddy, Lately, cable’s technology community has been exploring the potential for virtualization across virtually every part of the cable distribution chain, with some intriguing possibilities and the potential for far-reaching effects.
  4. Verizon Buys Smart City Kiosk Player by Mari Silbey, Verizon joins the kiosk craze with news today that it’s acquired LQD WiFi, a private company in New York with a product that appears similar to the LinkNYC hubs now scattered throughout select areas of Manhattan.
  5. AT&T Adds Video Throttling to Zero Rating by Mari Silbey, Part of AT&T’s plan to win the mobile video wars is to zero rate its own services so that video streaming time doesn’t rack up against users’ mobile Internet data caps.

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