Broadband, Pandemic Powers Charter Q2

Cable operator adds video subs in period fueled by COVID-19-related offers Programs aimed at keeping residential customers connected online during the nationwide pandemic helped fuel growth at Charter Communications in Q2. Charter said it added 102,000 video subscribers in Q2, a reversal of the 150,000 video customers it lost in the prior year but entirely …

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Charges dismissed in case against Tennessee football’s Darel Middleton

Blake Toppmeyer Knoxville News Sentinel Published 1:43 PM EDT Jul 31, 2020 The charges in the case against Tennessee defensive lineman Darel Middleton have been dismissed, according to online court records. Middleton had been scheduled for an August court date stemming from his February arrest on misdemeanor charges of domestic assault and public intoxication. “He …

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AG Barr Hails House Bill Banning Warrant-Proof Encryption

Invokes pandemic, child sexual exploitation Attorney General Bill Barr Invoking child sexual abuse and the pandemic, Attorney General Bill Barr is praising the introduction of a bill that would require tech companies to give law enforcement access to encrypted data.  It is an issue AGs from both the Obama and Trump Administrations have hammered Apple …

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Search the database: Which Tennessee cities and counties have the highest unemployment rates?

Cassandra Stephenson Nashville Tennessean Published 9:49 AM EDT Jul 31, 2020 Memphis and Shelby County led the state with the highest unemployment rates among Tennessee cities and counties in June, according to data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. But the impact of coronavirus pandemic-related business closures has caused unemployment rates to swell …

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Fox News Grabs July Cable Ratings Crown

With July win, Fox News remains undefeated on a monthly basis in primetime, total day in 2020 Fox News was the most watched cable network in July on both a primetime and total day basis, according to Nielsen. Fox News’ ‘The Five’  The cable news network averaged 3.2 million viewers in primetime during the period …

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Big Tech Takes Big Swing at 6 GHz Recon Petitions

Three of Big Tech’s biggest, Facebook, Apple and Google, have joined with Microsoft, Cisco and others to add their voices to the computer and cable chorus asking the FCC not to reconsider its decision to open the entire 6 GHz band to low-power unlicensed–broadband access–devices.  NCTA Tells FCC to Reject Recon Petitions That came in …

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Teen mom still behind bars but no charges filed so far in death of toddler Evelyn Boswell

Jamie Satterfield Knoxville News Sentinel Published 9:42 AM EDT Jul 31, 2020 Nearly five months after the body of a missing Sullivan County toddler was found in her grandfather’s shed, authorities still haven’t sought charges in the death. The body of 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell was discovered inside a shed owned by grandfather Tommy Boswell …

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Liberty DeVitto: Billy Joel’s Big Beat Man Remembers

For nearly 30 years, he provided the big backbeat behind Billy Joel as a core member of his band for hundreds of concerts around the world and on a string of hugely successful records. The two also formed a deep personal relationship, enjoying good times and the vast fruits of their success. Not too bad …

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Reese Schonfeld, Force Behind CNN and Food Network Launches, Has Died

Teamed with Ted Turner to create 24-hour news net Reese Schonfeld, who founded CNN alongside Ted Turner, and later helped launch Food Network, has died. He was 88 and suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Reese Schonfeld CNN Prior to teaming up with Turner on CNN, Schonfeld ran a service that sold news packages to TV stations, …

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