AT&T expands U-verse to 4,700 Detroit-area locations; Lumos connects fiber network to QTS' data center in Richmond, Va.

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> eircom has appealed its re-designation by the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) as a universal service obligation (USO) operator for telephony services in rural areas of the Irish Republic. Article

> AT&T expanded U-verse voice, video and data service to about 4,700 Detroit-area customer locations in June. Release

> Lumos Networks recently connected QTS' mega data center in Richmond, Va., with fiber, which it said marks the fifteenth commercial data center connected to its fiber network and the second in Richmond. Release

> According to a new Dimension Data study, 84 percent of ICT service incidents fall outside support contracts. Article

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> Repeating the refrain of its top executive from a week earlier, DirecTV has issued a statement saying it's not interested in an arbitration over the carriage dispute that continues to black out the Dodgers from 70 percent of the Los Angeles market. Article

> Dish Network reported a second-quarter profit of $216.3 million, or 46 cents a share, vs. a year-ago loss of $11.1 million, driven by a 5.7 percent spike in revenue to $3.69 billion. Article

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> Apple and rival Samsung Electronics agreed to abandon all of their existing patent litigation against each other outside of the United States. Article

> Microsoft confirmed that it hired longtime Qualcomm executive Peggy Johnson as its new executive vice president of business development. Article

And finally… Study: Fiber-based broadband will increase the value of your home. Article