EATEL to purchase Vision Communications; More IT departments let workers choose devices

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> Dish Network will bundle the on-demand Blockbuster Movie Pass service with its subscription satellite service, against analyst expectations that it would take on Netflix directly. Article

> EATEL, an Ascension, La.-based independent telco, has signed an agreement to acquire Vision Communications, a 66-year-old telecommunications company headquartered in Lafourche Parish. Release

> London may soon be getting its own Web address as London & Partners, London's official promotional agency, said it is going to apply for a Web domain for the city. Article

> Verizon Pennsylvania president Gale Given will retire after 32 years with the telco. Release

> Convergys Corp. has implemented a "work as you like it" employment drive that will offer interested applicants the choice of work-at-home or contact center-based agent and management positions. Release

> A new In-Stat research report forecasts that IP set-top box shipments will surpass 21 million units this year, growing 14 percent. Article

> Guyana's government decided to delay its telecom reform bill until after the general election in December. Article

And finally ... A growing base of IT departments are letting workers chose their own computing devices to use on companies' corporate networks. Article