Batelco launches 1 Gbps dedicated Internet service in Bahrain; Wabash County, Ind., approves declaration to create a Fiber Optic Development Area

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> Batelco has launched what they say is their country's first 1 Gbps Dedicated Internet Service in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Release

> The Wabash County Redevelopment Commission in Indiana approved a declaratory resolution to create a Fiber Optic Development Area throughout the county. Article

> Telstra said that "gaps" in its testing procedures led to some of its retail customers being told they could not access broadband service from a competitor. Article

Cable News
> DVR technology company TiVo announced its best quarter for MSO subscriber acquisitions ever, adding 341,000 in the first quarter through its various pay-TV partnerships and pushing its total past 4.5 million, an all-time high. Article

> Now, 2.6 million residents and businesses spread across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., will be able to record 12 TV shows simultaneously. Article

Online Video News
> According to sources familiar with the matter, Yahoo is close to acquiring online video startup RayV--a purchase that may help shore up the technology behind its own video efforts, The Wall Street Journal reports. Article

Wireless News
> Apple still has not yet formally announced any deal to acquire Beats Electronics, but according to a new report from TechCrunch, the deal is going to happen. Article

> Google is working with Ruckus Wireless to create a large-scale, cloud-based Wi-Fi network for enterprises, according to a GigaOM report, which cited an unnamed source. Article

And finally… John Shepler ‏@Telexplainer: Low latency is important for many types of network services, but it can't be taken for granted. Article