News of Note—Vonage, Cortina, the UN and more

news of note

> Vonage has named Bob Crissman SVP and channel chief. Release  

> Quantenna Communications and Cortina Access announced a collaborative demonstration of a dual 4x4 802.11ax 10G fiber/PON gateway reference platform at IBC 2017. Release

> California legislators on Friday failed to bring to a vote a measure that would have created broadband privacy rules similar to those Congress repealed this year, after the FCC adopted them in 2016. MediaPost Communications article

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> A new UN report (PDF) on the state of broadband says 1.5 billion more people use the internet today than in 2010, but 52% of the world's population still lacks access. Axios article

> The digital divide is in danger of becoming a “digital chasm” as broadband rollout fails to keep up with population growth. Global Telecoms Business article

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