FCC's Healthcare Connect initiative attracts 76 new consortia to apply; Global Cloud Xchange to build cable between Singapore and Mumbai

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> Following a project comprising 50 pilot sites, 76 new consortia have applied for funding under the FCC's Healthcare Connect initiative. Article

> Global Cloud Xchange is planning to build a new submarine cable link between Singapore and Mumbai. Article

> Amazon CTO Werner Vogels: The best defense against surveillance in the cloud is strong locks. Article

Cable News
> The National Cable & Telecommunications Association took issue with a Los Angeles Times report claiming that set-top boxes are among the leaders in energy consumption. Article

> Twitter has agreed to buy SnappyTV, which powers a popular platform for the live-clipping, editing and distribution of video across the Web. Article

Online Video News
> Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler, who's been publically unhappy with E!, where her show Chelsea Lately airs, has signed an exclusive deal with Netflix to host a talk show that will stream on the SVOD service starting next year. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile is asking the FCC to issue new guidance and enforcement criteria on data roaming agreements, which looks like an attempt by the carrier to obtain a more favorable roaming agreement with rival AT&T Mobility. Article

> Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that the company might make use of AT&T's Sponsored Data program to subsidize the data costs of its Fire phone users. Article

And finally… WSJ: Municipal broadband is no Utopia. Article


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