> Glowpoint is getting a little more capital to work with as it grows its telepresence and video conferencing managed services offerings. The Hillside, N.J.-based company has entered a loan and security agreement with Silicon Valley Bank from which it may borrow up to $5 million. News release.
> More online video news as Gomez, the web performance division of Compuware, announced it's using Sorenson Media's online video platform (OVP), the Sorenson 360, to create and deliver video content. News release.
> China Unicom filed its annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday. The Hong Kong-based carrier's 2009-20F can be perused at the SEC website. News release.
> Verizon Business will build and manage an IP-based network for biotech equipment manufacturer Life Technologies. The network will connect Life Technologies' 100 locations. Site acceleration services and a content delivery platform provided by Akamai Technologies are also part of the deployment. News release.
> The Alliance for Digital Equality, which is looking to make broadband not just accessible but affordable in the United States, donated 25 computers to the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club on Friday. The group also presented recommendations to increase high-speed Internet access in the area. News release.
And finally... Broadband legislation isn't moving fast enough for anyone these days. Labor, civil rights and environmental organizations sent letters to chairmen of the Senate committees overseeing broadband legislation efforts, urging them to hurry up and clarify the FCC's authority to protect an open Internet and apply Universal Service funding to broadband expansion. News release.