Buffalo, NY petitions Verizon to get FiOS in their city; Indian government widens telecom scandal probe

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Buffalo, N.Y. city leaders have launched a campaign to entice Verizon to bring FiOS service to its city with their new campaign dontbypassBuffalo.com. Article

> Hibernia Atlantic's Global Financial Network now includes Tokyo, providing 127.5 ms round trip delay between Chicago and Tokyo. Release

> Lightower Fiber Networks will exhibit at this year's Markley Data Center Networking Exchange on Thursday, April 28 at One Summer Street, Boston's largest data center and telecom facility. Release

> The Washington state Senate voted unanimously to appoint Philip Jones to a second six-year term as its Utilities and Transportation Commissioner (UTC). Release

> ZyXEL Communications' director of product marketing David Thompson will speak at the Broadband Properties Summit in Addison, Texas, April 26-28 on home networking trends. Release

And finally ... The daughter of a key member in India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government was charged with taking bribes in part of an elaborate multibillion dollar wireless license scandal. Article