Broadband pricing freedom good for consumers; NC State engineers increase WiFi network throughput 700%

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> The Free State Foundation published a recent paper: "Why broadband pricing freedom is good for consumers." Paper (.pdf).  

> A group of North Carolina State University engineers said they have discovered a way to increase the throughput of WiFi networks by up to 700 percent. Article

> Equinix received Capacity Media's 2012 "Best Data Center Offering" award. Release

> The CES SuperSession program features FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg and Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington. Article

Cable News

> Wave Broadband does not plan to use the $1 billion it just got in new funding to overbuild service in other communities. Article

> News Corp., according to a Wall Street Journal report, will purchase a 40 percent stake in YES Network, a regional sports network. Article

Enterprise Communications News

> When John Chambers eventually retires from Cisco, the company will be hard pressed to find a replacement that will be able to maintain his record of success. Article

IPTV News

> Pace reported that its North American business is helping to drive up the company's revenues. Article

> Motorola leads the IPTV set top box market, says MRG in its "IPTV Market Leader Report." Article

And finally… Rural broadband programs are not 'Rational' Economically, Just 'Politically,' opines Gary Kim in his latest column. Article

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