AT&T awarded 4-year FEMA contract; University of Maryland researchers develop P2P Alibi routing

Wireline news from across the web:

> University of Maryland researchers developed P2P Alibi Routing to allow users to choose where they do not want their packets to go. Network World article

> The School of Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University will use a $2.4 million federal grant to establish a teledentistry program, expand a pediatric dentistry residency program and create an interprofessional curriculum with a focus on treating low-income patients with complex care needs. WTVR-TV article

> AT&T has been awarded a four-year contract by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help it modernize communications in support of improved collection, validation and processing of claims for disaster survivors. Release

> Mexican provider Maxcom has signed a deal with NEC Corporation and NetCracker Technology to further enhance its network synchronisation, control and deployment. Telecompaper article

Cable News
> Casa Systems has introduced a new DOCSIS 3.1-compliant module for its Converged Cable Access Platforms (CCAP) intended to enable cable operators to support downstream broadband speeds of up to 10 Gbps. Article

> Usage of TV Everywhere apps was up 200 percent in the second quarter, with authenticated multiscreen viewing now accounting for 4.5 percent of all programmer ad deliveries, up from 1.8 percent a year ago. Article

Installer News
> The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) will launch a new app to make it easier for tower technicians to submit site safety audits in real time from the field via a smartphone or tablet. Article

Online Video News
> Hulu is implementing a programmatic advertising solution powered by LiveRail and supported by Oracle, marking its first foray into the automated ad buying and selling marketplace. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint is not content to let AT&T Mobility lure DirecTV customers to its wireless service with the promise of savings through a bundled offer -- it's offering them something else entirely: a year of free service for if they switch to Sprint. Article

> Lenovo's Motorola Mobility unit will take over the company's smartphone development and manufacturing, Lenovo confirmed, as it seeks to cut costs and improve sales. Article

And finally@evankirstel: "Connectivity Challenge Reveals Shortcomings of Open Source." Progress article