Global Capacity to speak at MEF operations summit; XMission stands up to NSA

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> Global Capacity's VP of Product and Marketing, Mary Stanhope, will be speaking at the MEF Service Operations Summit taking place on July 23 in Montreal. Release

> Fatbeam has found a sizeable niche serving school districts in rural markets with fiber-based broadband services. Article

> CenturyLink's Clarke M. Williams Foundation and Innovate + Educate of Santa Fe will award $60,000 in grants to teachers who use technology in an innovative way. Article

Cable News

> Cablevision unveiled new brands for its high-speed Internet tiers, and also said it is offering faster upload speeds to cable modem customers. Article

> Fox Broadcasting said it may bring its fight to shut down Aereo to the U.S. Supreme Court after an appellate court on Tuesday said it won't rehear the case. Article

IPTV News

> A strategy of building devices that deliver a mix of pay TV services via IPTV and OTT, and a focus on the expanding connected home environment, helped Amino Technologies rack up some hefty first half profits. Article

And finally … Pete Ashdown, the owner of independent ISP XMission, is getting a lot of attention from his refusal to turn over customer info requested in an administrative subpoena from the NSA. Article

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