Consumers prefer cable broadband, says LRG study; Netflix now largest source of Internet traffic

Wireline news from across the Web:

> New research released by the Leichtman Research Group reveals that two out of three consumers are choosing cable over DSL and that cable broadband providers hold a 56 percent share of the broadband services market. Article  

> etisalat's new FTTH network will make the UAE the first country in the Middle East to achieve 100 percent broadband penetration by 2012. Article

> IntelePeer has appointed telecom pioneers Lawrence Irving and Ray Smets to its board of directors. Release

> Cogent Communications CEO Dave Schaeffer will speak at the Barclays Capital 2011 Global Communications, Media and Technology Conference at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan Hotel on Wednesday, May 25 at 1:45 p.m. ET. Release

> NTT Communications' NTT Com Asia Limited has opened a branch office in Macao to target new service opportunities with multinational corporations, local companies and the Macao government with global network services, IP connectivity, data center, hosting and various ICT solutions. Release

And finally ... A new study conducted by Sandvine revealed that Netflix traffic makes up 29.7 percent of peak downstream traffic, meaning that the movie rental shop has become the largest source of Internet traffic overall. Article