News of Note—Nokia, U.S. Ignite, Colt and more

news of note

> Nokia named Joerg Erlemeier as Chief Operating Officer and member of the Group Leadership Team. Release

> Five more markets are joining U.S. Ignite's smart cities project, a National Science Foundation-funded program that provides assistance to areas looking to advance gigabit technologies. StateScoop article

> Two Republican senators have introduced legislation that would allow physicians to treat patients via telemedicine across state lines. Healthcare Informatics article

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> Colt Technology Services has named corporate director for Asia Louisa Gregory as chief of staff for the entire company, reporting directly to CEO Carl Grivner. Capacity Magazine article

> FCC’s Ajit Pai joked with Verizon executive about him being a “puppet” FCC chair. arstechnica article

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