Colt expands fiber networks in Ireland, Germany; Lawmakers want broadband to be part of Lifeline

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> Colt is expanding its fiber network footprints in Ireland and Germany. Article

> New York City's subway system is being equipped with both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi network capabilities at 30 subway platforms. Article

> Poland's Netia employs NSN's optical gear to launch what it says is the country's first 100G network. Article

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> Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt and Liberty Global CEO Michael Fries are among the industry executives who will speak at The Cable Show convention in June. Article

> Amazon is developing a streaming set-top that could challenge Apple TV, Roku, Boxee and other over-the-top video players. Article


> AT&T signed up 232,000 U-verse TV customers during the quarter--its largest gain in the last two years. Article

And finally … Three members of Congress have introduced the Broadband Adoption Act of 2013, an initiative that would add broadband access as an option to the Lifeline program for lower-income families. Post