FTTH Council Americas elects three new members to its board; North Korea suffered Internet outages on Monday

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> The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas has elected three industry executives to its board of directors for 2015. Release

> MetroCast Communications has boosted its top downstream speed from 50 Mbps to up to 75 Mbps. Release

> North Korea suffered Internet outages on Monday, with rumors emerging of the country suffering total loss of access at one stage. Article

Cable News
> The FCC has stopped the clock on its review of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger again after the discovery of more than 7,000 pages of TWC documents the agency hadn't accounted for. Article

> DirecTV has announced the soft launch of its Spanish-language streaming service Yaveo, providing subscribers with programming from Latin America and Spain for $7.99 a month. Article

Wireless News
> Mexico's competition regulator approved AT&T's $2.5 billion purchase of No.3 Mexican carrier Iusacell, with certain conditions, clearing the way for the deal to close sometime in the first quarter of 2015. Article

> BlackBerry is working with aerospace and defense contracting giant Boeing on a customized BlackBerry device that can self-destruct and has other high-level security features, according to multiple reports. Article

And finally… The new "Obamaphone" is broadband. Article

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