Federal budget includes provisions to boost rural broadband in Canada; Huawei signs distribution agreement with North American distributor ASI

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@FierceTelecom RT @ arstechnica: Politician seeking limits on UTOPIA fiber network wants "accountability. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom ‏

> Canada's 2014 federal budget includes provisions to boost rural high-speed Internet access. Article

> Huawei announced a distribution agreement with ASI, a leading distributor of IT products and services in North America. Release

Cable News
> Wave Broadband has launched a 110 Mbps high-speed Internet service, and the Kirkland, Wash.-based company is also running a promotion for a $9.95 monthly 5 Mbps tier. Article

> AT&T wants to buy advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) from Phoenix, Ariz.-based cable MSO Cable One that it could use to expand its LTE network, according to an FCC notice. Article

Wireless News
> Lawmakers in California are proposing legislation that would require wireless carriers install a so-called "kill switch" in smartphones and tablets sold in the state that would render the devices useless if stolen. Article

> Verizon Wireless customers will get a $100 service credit if they activate a new smartphone with a two-year contract between now and the end of February, according to a post from the blog Android Central. Article

And finally… IP Interconnection is changing, because the commercial relationships and traffic flows are changing. Article