8X8 has been awarded two new patents; Telecom appears to be one of the best performing stock segments this year

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> Telecom appears to be one of the best performing stock segments this year, according to an article in The Street. Article

> 8X8 has been awarded two new patents for its videoconferencing and contact/call center technologies. Release

> Optelian's LightGAIN system has received MEF certification for Ethernet Private Line applications. Release

> TalkTalk says that consumers can solve their broadband speed issues by ensuring their home wiring is up to snuff. Article

> Plexxi, a supplier of network equipment for data centers, secures $28 M in new funding. Article

And finally … Just as Verizon raises its upstream and downstream FiOS speed tiers, a forum post on Broadband DSL Reports says that Comcast is going to up its 50 Mbps speed tier to 105 Mbps in its Northeast market. Article

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