FCC simplifies USF waivers for rural providers; Cambridge University, Toshiba researchers work to thwart cyberattacks

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> Cambridge University and Toshiba researchers unveil method to use quantum cryptography to protect telecom networks from cyberattacks. Article

> The FCC enacted measures to simplify the way that rural providers get waivers exempting them from changes to Universal Service Fund rules. Article

> David Appleman joined Edgewater Networks as VP of worldwide sales. Release

Cable News

> ESPN made its WatchESPN app available on Microsoft's Xbox Monday, extending the service to Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner Cable customers. Article

> Cablevision wants the CWA to stop a phone campaign where it is telling subscribers who lost service following Hurricane Sandy that they need to call the cable operator to request refunds. Article

IPTV News

> This Technology, a video ad insertion software provider, has secured $7.5 million in Series A funding led by General Catalyst Partners. Article

> Viggle, a social TV provider, has acquired GetGlue for about $78.6 million in a cash-and-stock deal. Article

And finally … Democrats encouraged Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the effect Hurricane Sandy had on Internet, mobile, telephone and other communications providers. Article

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