EoSONET offers bandwidth availability, cost advantages; NCTA expresses support for net neutrality

Wireline news across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @John Shepler‏: Ethernet over SONET offers bandwidth availability and cost advantages. Post | Follow @FierceTelecom

> The Mayo Clinic has installed a new 24/7 monitoring system that it says will improve care and shortens hospital stays for critically ill patients. Article

> tw telecom announced that its subsidiary tw telecom holdings inc. has completed its previously announced tender offer for any and all of the Company's outstanding 8% Senior Notes due 2018. Release

> Udacity, an online education startup, is working with Google, AT&T, and others to create the Open Education Alliance. Article

Cable News
> Comcast said that former Fox Cable and Gemstar-TV Guide International executive Jeff Shell will take over its movie division as chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. Article

> QuickPlay Media launched a cloud-based nPVR ("Network PVR") containing a "backwards electronic program guide" capable of letting cable subscribers watch programs they haven't added to their lists of recordings. Article

> Sony is on the verge of releasing a set-top PlayStation combo called Vita TV that would offer Web browsing and video streaming from all the usual content sources along with gaming capabilities from Sony's line of PlayStation products. Article

Online Video News
> Those expecting Apple to introduce a new version or update the software of its Apple TV device were left waiting Tuesday after the company's fall event. Article

Wireless News
> In addition to the cheaper iPhone 5C, Apple announced a new flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5S, that includes an improved camera, a new motion sensor and a fingerprint scanner. Article

> AT&T said it now supports 700 MHz interoperability and will begin adding Band 12-capable devices to its portfolio. Article

And finally … Cable industry: Don't worry about the net neutrality case, trust us! Article

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