Game consoles become popular Netflix streaming device; Google FTTH applicants build their own networks

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> New analysis released by Sandvine says that about two-thirds of all of Netflix's video streaming bits are being delivered over some kind of game console such as a Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 or Nintendo Wii. Article

> Anatel, Brazil's telecom regulator, on Aug. 23 will hold a public hearing on broadband quality targets ISPs need to meet. Article

> Integra Telecom has earned Panasonic's SIP Trunking interoperability and certification with their KX-NCP500/1000 and KX-TDE 100/200/600 business phone systems. Release

> SingTel, Southeast Asia's largest telco, reported that net income unexpectedly dropped to $755 million due to declines in its regional operations. Article

> HickoryTech has closed a new debt financing agreement of $150 million, which will enable it meet its strategic growth goals in the business and consumer segments of its business. Release

> If you're a business customer taking a hit from the Verizon union workers' strike, Towerstream says it will waive the installation fee for its wireless broadband service. Article

And finally ... Google Fiber to the Home (FTTH) community applicants have taken broadband networking into their own hands by launching their own networks. Article

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