FCC, SamKnows continue to test broadband routers; Verizon Wireless, DirecTV may collaborate

@FierceTelecom RT @DSLReports - Readers over at Broadband DSL Reports note that FCC testing routers are still being distributed by broadband testing firm SamKnows. Story. | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Chi-East, an Asian exchange backed non-display securities trading venue, will use Transaction Network Services' (TNS) Secure Trading Extranet to provide clients with a single trading connection. News release.

> Verizon and DirecTV are reportedly collaborating on a new in-home broadband and entertainment service, as FierceCable editor Jim Barthold notes in today's Editor's Corner.

> Lithuanian fixed line operator TEO will roll out a LTL15 million (US$5.7 million) fiber optic network to business centers in the country by end 2012, Telegeography reports. Story.

> BCE, a Canadian operator, has announced a 7.7 percent increase in its annual common share dividend to CAD1.97 for 2011, along with an acceleration of funding for future pension obligations. Story.

And finally ... The FCC should not put its newly proposed net neutrality rules up to a vote Dec. 21 unless it first makes a draft available to the public, Commissioner Meredith Atwell Baker in a speech yesterday. "The comment cycle can be short, but putting some sunshine on what we are doing would inform our process," Baker said. No kidding. Story.