AT&T takes lead in the smart meter market; CenturyLink's Puckett honored by the National Diversity Council

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@FierceTelecom RT @TeamARIN: Like it or lump it, your business must start moving to IPv6. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

@ATTBusiness leads the way with #SmartMeter rollout. Post

> Granite Telecommunications has raised $3.25 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as part of the company's second Saving by Shaving event at the company's Quincy, Mass., headquarters. Release

> CenturyLink announced that Karen Puckett, president-global markets, has been named one of the 50 most powerful women in technology by the National Diversity Council. Release

> A Cisco executive says that no one should be surprised that Verizon named the vendor as one of its vendors for its new 100G metro network. Article

Cable News
> Six months out from its next Expo in New Orleans, Oct. 13-16, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced overarching themes and topics for its 35 pre-show workshops. Article

> Dish Network is pushing back the originally scheduled Wednesday launch of HBO on its Sling TV platform to address various technical issues. Article

Online Video News
> Americans are far more interested in Amazon Prime's free two-day shipping benefit than they are in its streaming video offering, a new study by Strategy Analytics says. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T Mobility agreed to pay a $25 million fine to settle an FCC investigation into privacy breaches of customers' personal information at call centers in Mexico, Columbia and the Philippines. Article

> Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Life is launching an enterprise private-label app called HealthyCircles that is intended to help consumers manage and personalize their healthcare. Article

And finally… IoT devices facilitate robbery, stalking and cybercrime. Article