Digi offers 'extended' solution for smart grid; feds review Australian Internet security program

> Infinera's (Nasdaq: INFN) DTN ROADM technology has been deployed by Midcontinent Communications, which operates a fiber network in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. Story.

> Venture Communications Cooperative will deploy BTI Systems' integrated Layer 2 Ethernet and DWDM networking platform to deliver new revenue generating services to its residential and business customers. News release.

> Digi International (Nasdaq: DGII) is offering a new smart grid solution: the X-Grid is an "extended grid" that features real-time, IP-based monitoring and control of energy devices that exist beyond the electric meter. News release.

> Following on the announcement that Eelco Blok will succeed Ad Scheepbouwer as KPN's (NYSE: KPN) CEO, Telecompaper muses on what Blok will or won't do with company strategy once he takes the reins in April. Story.

And finally... the Obama administration is reviewing an Australian program in which Internet service providers (ISPs) alert customers if their computers are taken over by hackers, says a Washington Post article. The catch? The ISPs can limit access if the customer doesn't quickly fix the problem. Story.