> Cisco is pushing its IPv6 certification and equipment features as momentum for transitioning to the new addressing technology gains speed worldwide. Story.
> There are perhaps not so many Tier 1 operators in the U.S. to choose from when trying to figure out which has selected a particular solution over another. Anyway, in this case an unnamed Tier 1 has picked EXFO's BrixNGN service assurance solution to monitor Ethernet access networks. News release.
> Countries that limit their citizens' access to Internet providers outside their borders are violating World Trade Organization rules, Google argues in a new policy paper. Story.
> Go ahead and talk back to your TV--if AT&T's latest speech technology bears out, Grandpa won't look so crazy anymore, says a PCMag article. Story.
> KT Corp., South Korea's largest operator, has proposed a KRW 480 billion ($423 million) information and technology platform transformation project to be completed by 2014. Story.
> In Pennsylvania, 16 nonprofits have received grants from the Verizon Foundation totaling $191,000 to teach Internet safety to children and families. News release.
And finally... Pay TV continues to see declines in subscribership, with research firm SNL Kagan noting that the industry lost 119,000 subscribers overall. FierceIPTV spoke with SNL Kagan analyst Ian Olgierson about the downward trend in a Q&A. Story.