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November 8, 2012
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  • AT&T to embrace "Internet Everywhere" with $14B investment
    AT&T says it will pump an additional $14 billion into its Long-Term Evolution program as it seeks to expand the reach of IP-based networks by bolstering infrastructure and broadening spectrum holdings. The three-year plan -- which represents a 16% increase in capital spending -- will bring LTE to an additional 300 million people, the company said. "This is a major commitment to invest in 21st Century communications infrastructure for the United States and bring high-speed Internet connectivity," CEO Randall Stephenson said in a statement. The Washington Post/Post Tech blog (11/7), Forbes (11/8), Fox Business/Reuters (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Q3: Enterprise reinforces CenturyLink's bottom line
    CenturyLink trimmed revenue losses by several percentage points in the third quarter thanks to a strong performance by its Enterprise Markets-Network segment and 8.1% sales growth reported by its enterprise data hosting unit. Outlining its strategy, the company said it is strengthening its virtualization and software-defined networking efforts as it moves to integrate networks it acquired from Qwest Communications and Savvis onto a common "service-agnostic" platform. Light Reading (11/7), Channel Partners (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Verizon content chief offers details on Redbox Instant VOD platform
    Bolstered by a recent licensing deal with Warner Bros., Verizon is pushing forward with plans to offer video-on-demand services though its joint venture with movie rental service Redbox, says content and acquisitions head Patricia Lynch. Verizon is moving to migrate Redbox Instant with the DECE and UltraViolet distribution platforms, which Lynch says will enable content delivery on a dozen devices. DigitalTVEurope.net (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • VA to expand telehealth services
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping to double the number of patients in its telehealth program. Among the changes, which the VA hopes to have completed by the end of next year, are the transition of about 13,000 patients from a voice-response system to video monitoring, and the development of VA-compatible electronic health records technology. Government Health IT online (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Videoconferencing is best for team collaboration, study says
    A study by the Fraunhofer Institute conducted for videoconferencing vendor OmniJoin has found that videoconferencing is a better technology for team collaboration and communication than traditional telephone or e-mail approaches, as it sparks more team member engagement and open discussion. Telecompetitor.com (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--Anne Tyler,
American novelist


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