Atlantic Tele-Network declares quarterly dividend; AT&T study reveals flat IT spending in 3 major metros

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Atlantic Tele-Network has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.22 per share, payable on July 11, 2011, on all common shares outstanding to stockholders of record as of June 30, 2011. Release

> Content from Sony Films will temporarily not be available on Netflix due to a contract issue the two companies need to resolve. Article

> VBrick Systems, an enterprise IP video vendor, announced that their line H.264 Encoding Appliances now includes Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming capabilities to deliver IP video playback on PCs, smartphones and other devices. Release

> Comcast demonstrated 1 Gbps on its Chicago network during last week's Cable Show by bonding 32 DOCSIS channels on 11 miles of its existing HFC plant. Article

> Vodafone Group has completed its $11.25 billion sale of its 44 percent stake in French mobile and broadband operator SFR to its joint venture partner Vivendi. Article

And finally ... AT&T's new 2011 U.S. Business Continuity Study revealed that IT budgets in three metros--Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles-remained flat or declined since 2009. Article