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Obama administration revises call data collection plans

The Obama administration has decided to rethink a proposal to employ a third-party, non-government entity to gather U.S. telephone call data currently collected by the National Security Agency, reports Reuters, citing unnamed security official sources.

Cablevision taps into the Wi-Fi calling trend

Cablevision is taking on the emerging Wi-Fi voice service trend. According to a FierceCable report, the cable MSO will offer the service for $9.95 a month with no contract for current Cablevision broadband customers and $29.95 for non-customers. 

Lumos deepens Pennsylvania presence with new PoP

Lumos Networks is furthering its foothold in the Pennsylvania business and wholesale services market by opening a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Washington, Pa.

CenturyLink wants Congress to update the 1992 Cable Act

CenturyLink has made a plea to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to reform the 1992 Cable Act so new entrants in the video services race can more effectively negotiate prices for content.

Google Fiber could make Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte next 1 Gbps stop

Google Fiber is expected to announce that Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, N.C., are going to be the next cities to get its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, with network buildout beginning as early as April, according to a WRAL TechWire report.

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