FCC commissioner Meredith Baker to join Comcast-NBC Universal; Loud commercials plague DVR users

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> Meredith Baker, an FCC commissioner that previously oversaw the $1.5 million coupon program to help consumers transition to digital-only television at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is leaving the FCC on June 3 to join Comcast-NBC Universal. Article

> M5 Networks introduced the M5Connect SuiteApp for NetSuites SuiteCloud Computing platform, which adds telephone usage analysis to CRM applications. Release

> FairPoint Communications will release its 2011 Q1 results on Monday, May 16 and hold its earnings conference call at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, May 17. Release

> Beltelecom's new CEO Alexander Popkov plans to expand the Internet gateway in Belarus between 150 Gbps and 200 Gbps by the end of 2011. Article

> tw telecom executives will present at two financial conferences: the J. P. Morgan 39th Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston, Mass., Tuesday, May 17th @ 10:40am (EDT) and Barclays Capital 2011 Global Communications, Media and Technology Conference in New York, Tuesday, May 24th @ 9:30am (EDT). Release

> EarthLink is offering $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 8-7/8 percent senior notes due 2019 to "qualified institutional buyers." Release

> Peter Tippett, Verizon's vice president of industry solutions and security practices, will participate in the Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit on May 17. Release

And finally ... Overcoming loud TV commercials continues to be an challenge even for the most adept DVR user. Article