10 reasons to be thankful for Carrier Ethernet; Orange Jordan introduces VDSL, FTTH services

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@FierceTelecom RT @Ciena Corp: 10 reasons to be thankful for Carrier Ethernet. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> EXFO's Vice-President of Finance and CFO Pierre Plamondon will make a presentation at the BMO Capital Markets Technology and Digital Media Conference on Dec. 10, 11:00 a.m. Eastern time, in New York City. Release

> Orange Jordan has introduced VDSL and FTTH services for home users, entrepreneurs and SMEs, delivering Internet speed of up to 80 Mbps and 100 Mbps, respectively. Article (sub req.)

Cable News

> No cable operators will get a cut of the $255.7 million in subsidies that the FCC announced as part of its Connect America Fund initiative on Friday, with AT&T, CenturyLink, Fairpoint Communications, Frontier Communications and Windstream winning grants in the latest round of funding. Article

> Verizon has struck deals with programmers that will allow it to stream an additional 16 networks to subscribers using its FiOS Mobile app outside the home, including NFL RedZone, AXS TV, Showtime, Starz, Encore, beIN Sport and Encore. Article

Wireless News

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the commission is moving the start of the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum incentive auctions to mid-2015 from a previously scheduled start of sometime in 2014 to make sure the agency gets the technology and policy correct. Article

> Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally will stay at the automaker through 2014, according to Ford board member Edsel Ford II, who reiterated the company's timetable. The announcement could mean that Mulally is now out of consideration to take the CEO spot at Microsoft once CEO Steve Ballmer steps down. Article

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