Do AT&T, Verizon dominate too much of the telecom market?; GE explores 'industrial Internet'

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@FierceTelecom RT @tevslin: Bad Connections: A New York Times columnist poses his argument for breaking up AT&T and Verizon. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> GE explores the idea of an "industrial Internet," which could connect industrial operations like jet engine manufacturers with operators over the Internet. Article

> Verizon positioned as leader by Gartner in its 2012 'Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services Providers, North America.' Release

> RCN is offering a holiday promotion of reduced rates on its voice and data services in the New York City boroughs it serves. Article

> A balanced BYOD policy is better all around. Article

Cable News

> Comcast reimbursed a subscriber after her cable set-top box exploded due to a power surge. Article

> AMC is waging its latest carriage fee war on Verizon FiOS TV subscribers, telling them they will lose AMC, IFC, WE, IFC and Sundance Channel if the telco does not agree to pay higher license fees by the end of this year. Article

Enterprise Communications News

> Cisco surpasses Avaya in the PBX vendor market in Q3, says Infonetics. Article

> HP faces a lawsuit over problems related to its acquisition of big data analytics company Autonomy. Article


> Cable ONE plans to use TiVo software to expand its whole-home and multi-screen IP connectivity offerings. Article

Online Video News

> Microsoft, according to a report in The Verge, is building an Xbox set-top box that it will debut next year. Article

> "Pay TV refugees," which are those consumers that don't subscribe to a pay TV service, now make up about 13 percent of the entire U.S. broadband household market. Article

And finally… Orange misled U.K. customers about its "free broadband for life" offering. Article