I talked to Neela Jacques, executive director of OpenDaylight, in FierceTelecom's first Twitter chat on Friday, July 24, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. OpenDaylight is a group dedicated to developing open processes for business and technical issues related to the implementation of SDN and NFV, which are being embraced by a growing number of service providers in both the telco and cable community such as AT&T and Comcast. Check out the transcript of our chat.
CenturyLink's Jones on net neutrality, special access and the $500M Connect America Fund opportunity
John Jones may have only recently taken up his post as CenturyLink's senior vice president of public policy and government relations, but he's a 21-year company veteran who has spent that tenure leading state and federal regulatory and legislative initiatives, among other things. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently sat down with Jones to get his take on the FCC's new net neutrality rules, special access, video franchising and Connect America Fund-II.
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