> IT and communications services provider CBeyond (Nasdaq: CBEY) is partnering with managed IT service provider HBR. They'll work together to offer communications services to SMBs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. News release.
> Telecom Italia (NYSE: TI) has commenced the buildout of its fiber network, starting in Catania's Borgo and Ognina districts, where it plans to pass 34,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2011. Story.
> HickoryTech Corporation (Nasdaq: HTCO) declared a quarterly dividend of $.0135 per share, a 3.7 percent increase over the previous quarter dividend of $.013-its first increase since 2008. The dividend is payable Dec. 5. News release.
> Dave Schaeffer, CEO of Cogent Communications (Nasdaq: CCOI), will present at the upcoming Wells Fargo 1st Annual Media & Telecom Conference on Nov. 9. News release.
And finally... How exactly will the burgeoning cloud industry move forward? Rose Klimovich, Vice President of Product Development and Product Management for Telx posts a wish list at von|xchange ahead of the upcoming Cloud Computing Expo. Story.