CenturyLink ups DSL rates 10%; Cisco to hold financial conference on Friday

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> CenturyLink, according to DSL Reports, will introduce a 10 percent rate increase on its DSL service beginning next year. Article

> Cisco will hold its annual Financial Analyst Conference webcast on Friday, Dec. 7 from New York. Release

> Metro Communications Company has chosen Cyan's Blue Planet software-defined network (SDN) system and Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms (P-OTP) to expand its core network infrastructure. Release

> Over 1,950 delegates are gathering at the Dubai World Trade Center to renegotiate the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). Release

Cable News

> Glenn Britt, Time Warner Cable's CEO, said it plans to drop underperforming cable networks that aren't worth their monthly carriage fees. Article

> Cogeco, a Canadian cable MSO, made its first foray into the U.S. market by completing its acquisition of Atlantic Broadband. Article

Enterprise Communications News

> Cisco's acquisition of Cariden reflects the vendor's latest effort to offset declines in its flagship core and edge routing business. Article


> Australia-based OTT video player Quickflix plans to cut staff, while incumbent Telstra announced plans to expand its IPTV content deals and bolster its TV Everywhere deals with Foxtel. Article

And finally… Vinton Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the Internet, said in a CNN column that "we must fight for Internet freedom." Article