AOL profits double in Q3, but ad sales drop; TalkTalk, Tiscali billing practices targeted by Ofcom

> Cox Communications is trialing IPv6 with its Cox Business customers, with residential planned for the near future. Story.

> Internet company AOL Inc. saw profits more than double in the third quarter compared to the same time last year, with a net income of $171.6 million. Most of the gain was due to AOL's sales of investments in Kayak and ICQ. Display ad sales fell 26 percent year over year. Story.

> Scot Brenton has been named Vice President of Sales at CDNetworks, a content delivery network provider. News release.

> Executives from Level 3 Communications will present at three upcoming investor conferences in New York. News release.

> The Mountain Rural Telephone Cooperative Association in eastern Kentucky has selected Occam Networks' BLC 6000 MSAP (multiservice access platform) for its fiber-based network buildout in four counties. News release.

> Hibernia Atlantic's Global Financial Network (GFN) is seeing an uptick in the number of financial firms using the network for transatlantic low latency connectivity. News release.

> TalkTalk and Tiscali UK have been ordered by Ofcom to stop breaching telecom rules--issuing bills to customers for services that have not been provided--or face additional enforcement action including financial penalties. Story.

And finally... A little politics-related trouble for Comcast, though nothing to do with its controversial merger with NBC Universal. The operator's voice service in New Hampshire and Massachusetts "buckled" under the onslaught of robo-calls from political candidates on Monday prior to the U.S. midterm election. Story.