HomePlug Alliance to hold summits in China; Ofcom reveals UK's average broadband speed

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@FierceTelecom RT @ConnectOH: Connect Ohio releases updated broadband availability estimates. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Alliant Technologies has achieved TelePresence Video Express Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. Release

> HomePlug Powerline Alliance will hold technology summits in China this year, starting in Beijing on Feb. 28 and on March 1 in Shenzhen. Release

> Pacific Gas & Electric Co. plans to tack on a $10 fee for any customer who refuses to let them install wireless smart meters in their homes. Article  

> IXIA argues that the IPv6 upgrade will cost ISPs "hundreds of millions" of dollars over the next decade. Article

And finally ... Ofcom's new Broadband Speeds report, which was conducted in partnership with SamKnows, revealed that the UK's average broadband speed is 7.6 Mbps, up 22 percent from May 2011. Article

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