AT&T claims IPTV providers are content leaders; Iran to lift ban on Facebook and Twitter

Wireline news from across the Web:

@FierceTelecom RT @telecoms: AT&T: "IPTV providers are leading the way when it comes to delivering content." Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Craig Settles interviews FCC chairman Julius Genachowski about the regulator's broadband initiatives. Article

> Iran is developing smart filtering software that will enable Internet users to get limited access to Facebook and Twitter, both of which are currently banned by the government. Article

> Google will begin providing WiFi access to the southwest Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, making it the first wired neighborhood in Manhattan and the largest contiguous WiFi network in New York City. Release

Cable News

> Aereo said it will build antenna arrays to deliver local TV signals to Web users to 22 cities this year, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Article

> Cablevision struck a partnership with Netflix to deliver "super HD" programming and 3D content to the MSO's customers who have a Netflix account. Article

Enterprise Communications News

> AT&T says enterprise voice quality concerns won't be an obstacle in transitioning to an all IP-based network architecture by 2020. Article

> Bosch has built a software unit that can manage business processes, sensor outputs and big data. Article

And finally … "The telephone network is obsolete": Get ready for the all-IP telco. Article

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