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SBA: Broadband choices should be preserved for small businesses

As the FCC moves forward with its review of special access rates that incumbent telcos charge to CLECs, the U.S. Small Business Administration has asked the regulator in a letter to consider the impact such transitions have on small businesses.

Combining health care with connected home tech could boost both industries, Parks says

The recent Supreme Court ruling that ensured continues implementation of the Affordable Care Act also lifts a potential barrier to investment in healthcare technologies by insurers and healthcare providers. That could mean a melding of new health technologies with smart home tech, a Parks Associates report posits.

Masergy serves up software-based router, firewall capabilities, furthers NFV vision

Masergy is offering Virtual f(n), a virtualized network function platform that will enable its business customers to add routing and firewall capabilities via software and forgo the need to purchase network appliances and the associated management requirements.

GTL unveils new inmate calling rates, fees in Alabama

Global Tel Link has issued new rates and fees for inmate calling in Alabama that they say are in compliance with the state Public Service Commission's requirements, despite being exempt from making the changes due to a pending lawsuit.

Level 3 acquires Black Lotus, enhances DDoS mitigation capabilities

Level 3 Communications has acquired privately-held Black Lotus, a provider of global Distributed Denial of Service mitigation services, furthering its network security capabilities for its growing enterprise customer base.

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