Government agencies don't like videoconferencing; Verizon wants man who lost home to pay for FiOS equipment

Wireline news from across the web:

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> Public sector agencies have not warmed up to using videoconferencing as an alternative to face-to-face meetings. Article

> Leighton Holdings, an Australian contractor, is looking to cut its debt and restore its relationship with its investors by selling off some of its telecom assets. Article (sub req.)

> FCC chairman Julius Genachowski says that broadband is linked to economic success. Article

> Frontier Communications announced an add-on offering of $200 million in 7.125% senior notes due in 2023. Release

> VAR Dynamics established a partnership with Intronis and is expanding its cloud portfolio for managed service providers. Release

And finally … Verizon charged a New Jersey consumer who lost his home in a fire $2,345 for four six-year-old cable set top boxes and a FiOS router. Video