Easynet partners with NCR; Sonic.net CEO speaks out on telco/cable duopoly

Wireline industry news from across the Web:

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> Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey will speak at two investor conferences this week in Miami, March 8 and 9. Details.

> Easynet has partnered with NCR for global managed hardware services. News release.

> Glenn Russell, president of Zayo, will be one of the "Celebrity" participants at the CSIA C-Level @ A Mile High event in Colorado on March 10. News release.

> Cablevision is adding smart online tools from Network Solutions to its SMB-focused Optimum Business Benefits offering. News release.

> The ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) revealed its interim access determinations (a.k.a. prices) for fixed line services. Story.

> D-Link has introduced an IPv6-ready Wireless-N Powerline Router, which extends both wired and wireless home networks using the home's electrical wiring. Story.

And finally... Sonic.net CEO Dane Jasper says the current telco/cable duopoly on broadband has led to baffling pricing on bundles and an inclination to cap and meter bandwidth to thwart online video. Story.