Bright House now serves 1 million phone customers; Steve Craddock joins MaxLinear's board of directors

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> Bright House Networks, a cable operator serving parts of Florida, Alabama and California, has reached its 1 million phone customer milestone six years after it launched the service. Article

> A five-year study on telemedicine revealed that not only could patients be treated virtually by doctors as effectively as if they made in-person visits to the office, but remote treatment also improved communication between doctors and patients. Article  

> Global Crossing will participate in the upcoming Goldman Sachs TMT Leverage Finance Conference on Tuesday, March 29, to present the company's strategy and review its financial performance. Release

> Virtual Communications LLC, a Sunrise, Fla.-based VoIP provider, is leveraging PortaOne's PortaSwitch VoIP billing and subscriber management platform to provide virtual local landlines from Latin America without the need for out-of-country prefixes. Release

> Former Comcast technologist and executive Steve Craddock has joined MaxLinear as its newest member of its board of directors. Release

And finally ... AT&T users argue that the way the RBOC measures broadband use from the DSLAM is inaccurate. Article