Deutsche Telekom's broadband throttling days are over; IBM study touts cloud for for mid-sized businesses

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> The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) said it will introduce a new area code in southwestern Ontario. Release

> Level 3 announced that its subsidiary, Level 3 Financing, Inc., plans to offer $640 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes that will mature in 2021. Release

> A court has ruled that Deutsche Telekom can't throttle its customers' wireline Internet speeds. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News
> Clearing a path for distributors to develop broadband services offering speeds of up to 10 Gbps, CableLabs released its DOCSIS 3.1 PHY (physical layer) specs on Wednesday. Article

Online Video News

> Amazon's rumored plans to introduce an online video set-top box have been pushed back to next year. Article

Wireless News

> Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson said that his company is still part of Sprint's network even though the company was noticeably absent from Sprint's announcement of its forthcoming tri-mode LTE service called "Sprint Spark." Article

> Sprint said the FCC should "carefully scrutinize" Verizon Wireless' proposal to narrow the scope of the agency's anti-collusion regulations for bidding in spectrum auctions. Article

And finally … Cloud computing has become an advantage for mid-sized businesses, says an IBM study. Article

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