Ciena to supply Ethernet equipment to Netherland's SURFnet; Cincinnati Bell sheds security business

Wireline news from across the Web:

> SURFnet, the group that runs the Netherlands' national research and education network (NREN) is leveraging Ciena's Carrier Ethernet solutions and OneControl Unified Management System for its new Ethernet network. Release

> Iron Bow Technologies will implement telepresence hardware and services to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Release

> Oman's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) approved a pilot FTTH program connecting homes in North Ma'bailah and South Ma'bailah. Article

> The HomePlug Powerline Alliance will hold a one day technology summit to be held July 21, 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan. Release

> Comcast is bringing its Xfinity Signature Support services to all customers in the Washington, D.C. area as part of a broader rollout that's making the service available to 22 million U.S. users. Article

And finally ... Cincinnati Bell is selling its Complete Protection security monitoring business to Guardian Alarm Company in an ongoing effort to shed non-core assets. Release

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