FCC chair slams Russia's new Internet censorship rules; NYC launches WiFi at payphones project

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> 8X8 took top honors from Frost & Sullivan as the #1 provider of hosted IP telephony. Release

> Zhone Technologies is supplying its MXK platform for Washington state's Pend Oreille County Public Utility District broadband stimulus project. Release

> FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski criticized Russia for its new Internet censorship law. Article

> Antel, Uruguay's state-owned service provider, connected 75,000 households to its FTTH network in the first half of 2012. Article

And finally … New York City launched a pilot program to turn old payphone kiosks into WiFi hot spots. Article

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