Anonymous members indicted for U.S. attacks; HickoryTech declares quarterly dividend

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> HickoryTech's board of directors voted to declare a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share of the company's common stock, representing a 3 percent increase from the previous $0.145 per share dividend. Release

> Thirteen alleged members of the hacker organization Anonymous were indicted for a number of U.S. online attacks on companies and trade groups. Article

Cable News

> Comcast has struck a deal with CBS Corp. to offer subscribers access to previous seasons of "The Good Wife" and "Charmed" on its $4.99 monthly Streampix online video service. Article

> Time Warner Cable plans to expand the number of Wi-Fi hotspots it offers in the city to 1,350 by the end of 2013. Article

Online Video News

> Netflix customers with top-of-the-line HD sets can now get access to 1080p high-definition streaming video even if their ISP doesn't participate in the company's content delivery network, Open Connect. Article

Wireless News

> The director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander, and James R. Clapper, the director of national intelligence, confirmed that in 2010 and 2011 the NSA conducted a secret pilot program to test the collection of bulk data about the location of Americans' cell phones. Article

> Sprint MVNO TextNow, which offers its main IP-based messaging service over Wi-Fi and roams onto Sprint's network when outside Wi-Fi coverage, is launching an LTE smartphone as part of its expanded phone service offering. Article

And finally … Ovum reveals that global telecom revenues will remain "roughly flat" during the next few years as telcos divert voice service spending to mobile and wireline broadband data services. Article


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