Broadband use boosts BskyB's Q2 revenue; Egypt cuts all of its Internet connections

> The UK consumer's voracious appetite for broadband helped boost BSkyB's Q2 revenue to $5.08 billion, a 15 percent year-on-year increase. Article

> Verizon Foundation in 2010 awarded $350,000 in community grants to support nonprofits in Rhode Island. Release

> ClearOne is taking advantage of the upcoming IBM Lotusphere 2011 to showcase its new Unified Communications (UC) products.  Release

> Israeli's state-owned electric utility Israel Electric Corporation's (IEC) board of directors will meet with Minister of Communications Moshe Kahlon to discuss the former's entry to the telecommunications sector. Article

> Ericsson, Juniper, and Nokia Siemens Networks announced that they will join Alcatel-Lucent, GENBAND, and Walker and Associates in the growing list of sponsors of TIA's annual industry event TIA 2011: Inside the Network that's being held this May 17-20 in Dallas, Texas. Release

And finally ... Politics and telecom are never a good mix. In an effort to silence protests against Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30-year reign, the Egyptian government has ordered ISPs to cut Egypt's connections to the Internet. Article

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