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October 17, 2012
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  • Analysts predict rural push from AT&T
    AT&T is considering options to boost its rural broadband networks, including cost-efficient DSL technology, according to a report by analysis firm Fitch Ratings. The move to invest in rural infrastructure is being considered as an alternative to divestiture, which Fitch says could be difficult for the carrier because of the ownership structure of its rural lines. (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business & Industry Watch 
  • Gigabit Squared picks Chicago for fiber broadband launch
    Gigabit Squared has chosen Chicago as the first location for its multicity gigabit broadband network, which it plans to roll out in college towns across the U.S. The Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program, which is being launched in collaboration with Gig.U., will begin with high-speed fiber connections to 4,825 homes, businesses, schools and institutions around the University of Chicago. GigaOm (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IP Transition Task Force is needed, FCC commissioner says
    Federal Communications Commission member Ajit Pai on Tuesday proposed the formation of an IP Transition Task Force. "This task force would study how to hasten the Internet transformation. It would help us modernize the commission's outdated regulations, and it would allow us to account for and accelerate the dramatic technological changes in the communications industry," he said. National Journal (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Broadband, mobile Internet connections were speedier in Q2
    People around the world were able to connect to the Internet at an average of 3.0 megabits per second in the second quarter, 13% faster than in the prior quarter and 15% faster than a year earlier, according to Akamai Technologies. South Korea continues to lead the world with the highest average connection speed, at 14.2 Mbps in Q2, followed by Japan (10.7 Mbps) and Hong Kong (8.9 Mbps), according to Akamai's quarterly State of the Internet Report. GigaOm (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Video Upload 
  • Boxee TV offers unlimited DVR storage in the cloud
    Boxee TV promises unlimited cloud DVR storage for broadcast shows with its new $99 set-top box. In addition to the $14.99-per-month DVR service, the box offers the standard online video services, such as Netflix and Vudu. "Having a DVR that stores recordings in the cloud feels similar to the move from film to digital cameras," said Boxee CEO Avner Ronen. VentureBeat (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology Trends 
  • Telemedicine industry could generate $1.9B, report says
    The telemedicine industry is becoming one of the most in-demand approaches for providing patient care, according to a study by Frost & Sullivan. The report examined the five leading telemedicine market segments in North America and predicted that telemedicine could generate more than $1.9 billion in revenue. Among the biggest telemedicine market segments are home health monitoring, disease tracking, video consultation and remote access to specialists. Healthcare Informatics online (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IP Download 
  • Broadcom, Hyundai to work together on Ethernet for vehicles
    Broadcom will provide its BroadR-Reach Ethernet technology to Hyundai Motor for development of a faster networking technology in vehicles. The companies plan to link Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, infotainment and telematics into a single network running at 100 megabits per second. "Our collaboration with Hyundai Motor will make features previously only available in luxury models accessible to a broader number of drivers, ultimately improving automotive safety for the masses," said Ali Abaye of Broadcom. Week (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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