AT&T to award $250M in education grants; Vector Capital ups its offer for Technicolor

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@FierceTelecom RT @communitynets: Broadband boosts rural economy in Southern Virginia - Martinsville muni network saves city money, creates jobs. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> AT&T Kansas will award $250 million in education grants under their Aspire program over the next five years. Article

> Vector Capital has upped its tender offer for French STB maker Technicolor to €2 ($2.15) per share, up from €1.90 ($2.39). Article

> Overture and COLT have won a 2012 Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award in the "Best Business Service Innovation" category. Release

> Barbados-based service provider and Columbus International reached an agreement to acquire competitor TeleBarbados. Article

> A new Gartner survey finds that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a major concern for IT managers overseeing their enterprise security. Release

And finally … Geoff Huston, an Australian researcher, remains skeptical that IPv6 will get properly implemented to avoid major issues on the Internet. Article

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