Frontier spent $49M on Oregon operations in 2011; Black Box forms platinum partnership with GENBAND

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> Read It Later data illustrates that Internet video users like to spend most of their time watching Hulu content versus You Tube. Article

> BT Conferencing named Polycom its global service provider of the year. Release

> Frontier Communications said that it spent $49 million on its Oregon operations in 2011. Release

> Telkom South Africa, the country's main wireline incumbent service provider, will be forced to cut its wholesale services by 30 percent. Article

> Black Box Network Services has formed a platinum partnership with GENBAND to incorporate the vendor's solutions into its current portfolio. Release  

> Deutsche Telekom's T-Systems subsidiary signed a seven-year cloud contract with British American Tobacco. Article

And finally ... Convergence Consulting Group, a Canadian research firm, revealed that over 1 million U.S. cable subscribers cut the cord in 2011. Article