> Fujitsu's FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (PONP) has been certified by the U.S. government for inclusion on its Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL). The Packet ONP can be deployed by government agencies to meet communications needs. News release.
> Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is adding two more HD channels to its FiOS TV lineup: Nat Geo WILD HD and Investigation Discovery HD. News release.
> IP data and voice cloud services provider Bluemile is the first customer to place live network traffic on Sonus Networks' (Nasdaq: SONS) NBS-5200 network border switch. The session border controller is built on Sonus' ConnexIP platform and has native support for IPv6 and IPSec encryption. News release.
> Nexaira Wireless (OTC BB: NXWI.OB) will provide a 3G/4G router as one of the customer premise routers being installed for MegaPath's nationwide wireless broadband service. News release.
> Cachendo, a subsidiary of Globecomm Systems (Nasdaq: GCOM), has been awarded a one-year IT services contract by the U.S. government to support USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) valued at up to $9 million. News release.
> Global Crossing will release its second quarter results on Tuesday, July 27, with a conference call scheduled for 9:00 a.m. the same day. News release.
And finally... Congress and U.S. telecoms are urging the government to revamp the Universal Service Fund, its $8 billion annual subsidy for rural phone service, reports the Washington Post. Story.