Akamai forecasts uptick in streaming of the 2014 World Cup from Brazil; ViaSat acquires privately-held NetNearU

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> On Saturday, June 7, Granite Telecommunications hosted its 11th annual Granite Day, a free, community event, in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Release

> Akamai forecasts that more devices and enhanced connectivity and speed should coalesce to provide a significant uptick in streaming of the 2014 World Cup from Brazil. Article

> ViaSat has expanded its ability to deliver high-speed satellite services and Internet access with the acquisition of privately held NetNearU Corp. Release

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