Frontier inflicts $1.50 surcharge on DSL subscribers; Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO

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@FierceTelecom RT @datacenter: Just in time for Irene, Xvand Technology shares IT disaster planning tips. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Frontier has added a $1.50 fee on DSL subscribers' bills that it claims is a federally mandated tax. Article

> Chinese State TV ran footage of a military leader showing software that can be used to attack U.S. websites. Article

> Momentum, a voice and broadband management provider, revealed at this week's 2011 Channel Partners Conference & Expo that it added a new partner program targeting value added resellers and managed services providers nationwide. Release

> Comcast will offer consumers refunds if a technician misses a two hour installation window. Article

> Eventis, a subsidiary of HickoryTech, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony in Duluth, Minn. on Aug. 25 to celebrate the start of construction on its $24 million Greater Minnesota Broadband Collaborative Project. Release

> Argentina's Grupo TVSA has employed ViaSat to supply its Edge Access VoIP system to deliver its triple play service set. Article

> zColo, the colocation and interconnection unit of Zayo Group, will light up services in Pittsburgh, Pa., growing its footprint to 11 colocation facilities nationally. Release

And finally ... Apple's Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave since the middle of January fighting a rare form of cancer, stepped down from the CEO post to become company chairman. Taking his place will be COO Tim Cook, who was overseeing Apple's operations. Article

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