AT&T Canada names David Aspinall as VP; Meg Whitman vows to right the HP ship

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> AT&T Business Solutions appoints David Aspinall as its new vice president for its Canada Sales Center. Release

> Cablevision's Optimum Business will participate in the second annual Small Business Saturday, a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping to local, independently owned small businesses, on Nov. 26. Release  

> The CEO of Kosovo's state-owned telecom service provider PTK resigned on Monday as the government looks to sell the company to get its 2012 budget in order. Article

> Cogent Communications CEO Dave Schaeffer will present at two conferences in early December. Release

> Brazil's Oi will offer wholesale broadband services to service providers located in eastern Paraguay. Article

> SAIC has won a seat on the GSA CONNECTIONS II contract to provide telecom equipment and support services. Release

And finally ... Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard's new CEO, vows to right the ship following a year of ups and downs. Article