Empirix's ETaaS solution supports HIPPA environments; Netflix video quality settings available to U.S. consumers

Wireline industry news from across the Web:

> Empirix's Testing as a Service (ETaaS) on site solution now supports supports Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) environments. Release

> Bulgarian-based telco Vivacom plans to invest $683 million to upgrade its optical network with plans to reach 1 million more customers by 2014. Article

> Huawei is negotiating deal to purchase a large stake in Greece's Intracom Telecom, a move that could strengthen the Chinese equipment vendor's presence in the European telecom market. Article

> Broadband World Forum 2011, which will be held on Sept. 27-29, 2011 at CNIT La Défense, Paris, has expanded the program to include the Transport and Energy sectors, and contains two new forums--the Connected Transport Summit and the Smart Energy Summit. Release

> The Dutch parliament has approved net neutrality laws that will ensure that a consumer's ability to access over the top services like Skype won't be hindered. Article

> The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is asking the federal court to return two domain names seized in the U.S. government's anti-infringement campaign in an amicus brief filed Monday. Article

And finally ... Netflix is extending video streaming quality settings into the U.S. market to get around broadband caps imposed on users by AT&T and others. Article