Equinix begins 2nd phase of Sydney IBX data center; Arizona considers cyber bullying law

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@FierceTelecom RT @GigaOM: This future telescope array generates 300-1,500 Petabytes of data per year. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) will give wireless operators adopting Ethernet-based backhaul the same predictable timing mechanism they were used to with TDM-based circuits. Article  

> Equinix has begun the second phase of its Sydney International Business Exchange (IBX) data center six months ahead of schedule. Article

> Carrier Ethernet News will hold the first installment of its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 webinar series on May 2 at 9:00 am EDT. Release

> AT&T's board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.44 a share on the company's common shares. Release

> UK broadband providers are finding it hard to demonstrate the new broadband speed rules set by the country's regulator Ofcom. Article

And finally ... Arizona is trying to pass a cyber bullying law that would would make it a crime to communicate via electronic networks using speech that is intended to "annoy," "offend," "harass" or "terrify," but free speech advocates believe it goes too far. Article