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December 18, 2012
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  • Managed-services provider tw telecom eyes nationwide 10GE rollout
    Tw telecom has announced the commercial availability of its new business 10G Ethernet service, which is being rolled out nationally through a partnership with Columbus Networks. The company says E-Access -- which is based on the MEF 33 standard -- will reach thousands of enterprise customers from a single hub in Miami. Channel Partners (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • European broadband access hit 72% in 2012, statistics show
    The number of European households with broadband access to the Internet reached 72% this year, compared with 30% in 2006, according to the EU's Eurostat statistical agency. More than three-quarters of EU households now have some form of Internet access, up from less than half six years ago. Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany and the U.K. all had broadband penetration of 80% or more. The Hollywood Reporter (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analysts see Sprint's offer as Clearwire's top value option
    Despite more objections from Clearwire shareholders, analysts believe the wireless provider received as much value out of a sale to partner Sprint Nextel as it could at $2.97 a share. Crest Financial, which owns more than 6% of the non-Sprint shares, expanded a lawsuit it filed earlier to seek class-action status claiming the deal undervalues Clearwire's 2.5 GHz spectrum and enriches Sprint. But analysts noted that Clearwire's higher-band frequencies are worth far less than the 700 MHz spectrum that Verizon Wireless and AT&T use for their 4G networks. Reuters (12/17), Computerworld/IDG News Service (12/17), The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T completes Starz TV Everywhere VOD deal
    AT&T has reached a deal with Starz Entertainment that will enable the carrier's U-verse service to offer the Movieplex Play subscription video-on-demand service as a TV Everywhere feature, the first such arrangement AT&T has made with any of Starz's three VOD outlets. AT&T customers who subscribe to Starz's pay-TV movie service can access the films on their laptops and some wireless devices. Home Media Magazine (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • DT's TeraStream architecture reportedly forgoes optical gear
    The TeraStream network architecture being implemented by Deutsche Telekom in Croatia apparently doesn't have any optical networking equipment and possibly uses a Cisco Systems optical interface, Craig Matsumoto writes, citing a source familiar with the specifics. TeraStream is based entirely on IPv6, he notes, and doesn't use any ATM or Frame Relay technology. Light Reading (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Pentagon's DARPA to shoot for 100 Gbps wireless net
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon agency best known for helping invent the Internet, is now seeking to put the Web on steroids. DARPA, which apparently sees the current wireless standards as too pokey for its needs, is setting out to create a network that can match fiber-optic speeds at 100 gigabits per second as well as fiber's range, the military disclosed. Mashable (12/17), CNET (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience."
--Robert Fulghum,
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