Comcast tops Netflix's best broadband network list; Iran plans to build its own Internet

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> Once again Comcast has beaten out the telcos (AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon) on Netflix's list of service providers that have the best broadband networks to support its streaming video applications. Article

> Mexico's telecom regulator Cofetel plans to place new regulations on America Movil's wireless and wireline networks. Article

> In the wake of findings by the World Health Organization (WHO)/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) about the connection between cell phone use and brain cancer, Frontier Communications touts the idea that a landline phone is the safest choice for voice calls. Release

> AT&T's Cynthia Brinkley has been hired to oversee General Motors' head of global human resources operations. Article

> Hill Country Telephone Cooperative (HCTC) has selected the Calix B6 Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs) as the foundation to deliver ADSL2+ services to more than 550 subscribers in the most rural parts of its serving area. Release

And finally ... Iran has hatched a plan to develop its own Internet and its own operating system, a move the government says is "a cost-saving measure for consumers and as a way to uphold Islamic moral codes." Article