GTA Joins NEC, Hawaiian Telcom to build trans-Pacific submarine cable; Mexico City installs five new Wi-Fi zones

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> A consortium of seven telecommunications companies, including Guam's GTA, signed a contract with NEC Corporation to develop a state-of-the art, 15,000-Km trans-Pacific underwater cable system. Release

> Mexico City government and local telecoms operator Telmex have installed five new Wi-Fi zones across the city. Article

> Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has publicly backed the idea of a new bill to ensure that universal broadband access is mandatory in the country. Article

Cable News
> An attorneys general probe involving two-dozen states that is examining the legality of Comcast's  proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable has been expanded to include AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV. Article

> Comcast and Liberty Global have forged an agreement that will let their subscribers access each other's Wi-Fi networks. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said the carrier's wireless postpaid retail net additions have grown 40 percent so far during the third quarter when compared with last year's period, when the company posted 927,000 additions. Article

> Executives from a handful of the nation's top wireless carriers unanimously rejected arguments that wireless networks should fall under the same net neutrality guidelines as wireline networks. Article

And finally… Political parties spar over municipal broadband issues. Article