BT power outage affects broadband customers; AT&T offers Starz, Encore content on U-verse Online

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> A power outage at one of BT's major telephone exchanges in Birmingham affected thousands of broadband users throughout the UK. Article

> Cox says its plans to integrate its wireless and business and consolidating several regional systems won't have any visible effect on its customer base. Article

> AT&T's U-verse TV customers will soon be able to watch Starz and Encore ontent on U-verse Online. Release

> Five Brazilian service providers are providing low-cost broadband services under the country's National Broadband Plan (PNBL). Article

> La Salle University selected Sidera Networks to provide fiber-based network services for its campus-wide network upgrade. Release

And finally ... A group of U.S. senators pledged to reform universal service to support broadband network buildouts. Article