Equinix sets expansion plans in D.C.; AT&T recognized by Frost & Sullivan

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> Axia Technology partners, a provider of converged IP services, has launched Axia Channel Services as a way to improve operating efficiencies for channel partners, agents and value added resellers. Release

> Equinix showed decent Q4 2011 numbers and set the stage to expand its presence in the Washington, D.C. market. Article

> VU TelePresence has formed a partnership with The HUB Meeting and Event Centers, based in Philadelphia. Release

> Chris Holden, president of the FTTH Council Europe talks about trends during the opening day of FTTH Conference 2012. Video

> AT&T receives Frost & Sullivan's North American Business Communications Services Company of the year. Release

And finally ... A Bloomberg columnist writes about how incumbent carriers like AT&T and Time Warner Cable are derailing community broadband efforts. Article