Canada takes lead in telehealth; Comcast to offer $10 broadband to low-income households

Wireline news from across the Web:

> With over 5,700 telehealth systems in about 1,175 communities in the country, a new study by Canada Health Infoway, Canada has taken the charge in remote patient care. Article

> TraceSpan Communications debuts new portable version of its GPON Xpert analyzer. Release

> Suddenlink will leverage a new fiber route from San Francisco-based IP Networks that it says will enhance the reliability of its services and provide higher Internet speeds and enable it to offer more HDTV channels. Article

> Tim Gwin, a former Qwest/CenturyLink executive, will serve as Acceller's new VP of Business development. Release

> AT&T research scientist Alicia Abella has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Release

> Lantiq's XWAY and COSIC chipsets will power one of the first home gateways to be certified by the DECT Forum as compliant with the CAT-iq 2.0 profile. Release

And finally ... Comcast will offer $10 broadband service to any household that makes less than $20,000 a year, a condition that regulators set to gain approval of their NBCU merger. Article