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April 20, 2012
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  • Verizon to push FiOS over DSL in select markets
    Verizon Communications will begin committing more effort to marketing its FiOS fiber-to-the-home service over its copper-based DSL in some service areas. The carrier -- which added 193,000 FiOS connections in the first quarter -- said it will begin limiting new DSL connections to areas of its footprint where it does not offer FTTH and will soon roll out its new HomeFusion broadband wireless product to 10 million homes. "We are taking a hard look at all of our product lines and rationalizing those that are not meeting our strategic and financial requirements," Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said. (4/19), Light Reading Cable (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • MegaPath boasts EoC growth, largest-provider status
    MegaPath expects to provide its on-net Ethernet over Copper services to more than 680 central offices by June -- that would make it the largest EoC provider in the U.S. MegaPath has built more than 500 offices in many major markets. EoC uses copper to deliver Ethernet where fiber technology is not yet available. Channel Partners (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • European court upholds controversial Swedish piracy law
    Internet service providers in Sweden can be compelled to share user data with investigators for copyright holders if those subscribers are suspected of being involved in illegal pirating activity, a European high court has ruled. The judgment -- by the European Court of Justice -- affirms the legality of Sweden's 2009 IPRED law, which requires ISPs to disclose IP addresses of individuals accused of Internet piracy. CNET/Internet & Media blog (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Analysts ponder Netflix's possible Q1 results
    Netflix may have gained nearly 2 million subscribers in the first quarter, according to Michael Pachter, an analyst with Wedbush Securities. The company is scheduled to report its quarterly results Monday, and Pachter is expecting Netflix to post $874 million in revenue for the period, while Ray Young of Sterne Agee is forecasting Q1 revenue of $865 million. Home Media Magazine (4/19), CNET/Internet & Media blog (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • YouTube network for Latinos will debut April 30
    MiTu Network, a group of approximately 30 YouTube channels with lifestyle and entertainment programming geared toward Spanish- and English-speaking Latinos, will launch April 30. The network, which will take part in next month's digital upfront, is being led by HIP Entertainment Group President Beatriz Acevedo, with Doug Greiff, a partner and chief creative officer of HIP, acting as chief content officer for the startup. HIP has invested in MiTu. Los Angeles Times/Company Town blog (tiered subscription model) (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T shows off lab technology, including smart doors
    AT&T has demonstrated its latest technology developments, including enhanced caller ID and doors that know who is approaching them. The caller ID would share location and other details in addition to a caller's number. The door technology analyzes the skeletal structure of a person to determine whether that person is allowed access. In hotels, the technology could allow guests to enter rooms or could sound an alarm if unauthorized people try to gain access. Electronista (4/19), All Things D (4/19), (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Amazon official predicts end to data-center era in a decade or so
    One Amazon official is predicting data centers will become a relic of the past as companies move operations to the cloud. Amazon's Adam Selipsky predicted the switch will take 10 to 20 years to complete, but that it's already begun. Amazon is hoping to lead the way, revealing stats that showed it already has nearly 60% of the infrastructure-as-a-service market. InformationWeek (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Orange, Verizon sign video-interexchange agreement
    Verizon Enterprise Solutions has entered into an agreement with Orange Business Services designed to expand the reach of each company's videoconferencing solution by providing for inter-provider compatibility. Under the new partnership, end-users who use Cisco TelePresence provided by either company will now be able to collaborate in real-time video with customers of the other system. (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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