Boingo raises $77.9M in IPO; North Carolina's anti-community broadband bill could pass soon

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> Boingo Wireless raised $77.9 million in its U.S. initial public offering by selling 5.8 million shares at $13.50 each. Article

> Ciena to announce its Q2 2011 results ended April 30, 2011 on Wednesday, June 8. Release

> SureWest COO Scott Barber and CFO Dan Bessey will present at the upcoming Jefferies 2011 Global Internet, Media and Telecom Conference in New York at 10:10 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 12. Release

> Kazakhstan's Ministry of Communication and Information has hatched an ambitious plan to bring broadband to 100 percent of its country through a mix of 3G, WiMAX and Fiber to the Home (FTTH) technology. Article

> Hughes Network's Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions, will speak at the General Services Administration's (GSA) 2011 ITS Network Services Conference at the GSA Expo. Release

> Spirent Communications reported an 11 percent rise in Q1 pretax profit of $23.6 million and has forecast a positive 2011 forecast. Article

And finally ... North Carolina's anti-community broadband provider bill is one step closer to reality as the the N.C. Senate "voted overwhelmingly" in approval of HB 129. Article