Hybrid clouds become a new disaster recovery tool; Home broadband speed positively impacts household income

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@FierceTelecom RT @The Cloud Network‏: With proper planning, a hybrid cloud environment can become a key disaster recovery tool. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> 8x8 has appointed Ian Potter, an executive with international business development skills, to its Board of Directors. Release

> Italy's Deputy Minister for Economic Development Antonio Catricala said that the project to spin off Telecom Italia's wireline network has ''never been abandoned" by the government. Article

Cable News
> Set-tops capable of delivering video-on-demand content are available in 60 percent of U.S. homes, up from 37 percent penetration in 2008, Nielsen said in its "Cross-Platform Report" for the second quarter. Article

> In response to a complaint from CenturyLink, the Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division said Comcast should make a bigger effort to inform consumers that the $99 monthly triple-play package it markets only represents the introductory fee. Article

> Arris has enhanced the wireless capabilities of its IPTV set-tops to enable better whole-home IP connectivity. Article

Online Video News
> Amazon Instant Video customers who own an Apple TV just got an easier way to watch online TV shows and movies they buy through the online retailer on their TV sets. Article

Wireless News
> Wi-Fi offload company Devicescape said it struck a deal with the Competitive Carriers Association for CCA's members, which are mainly smaller and rural carriers, to use its Curated Wi-Fi offload solution. Article

> T-Mobile US has extra LTE capacity on its network and is inviting members of the Competitive Carriers Association to partner with it if they want to expand their LTE footprint. Article

And finally … A new study commissioned by Ericsson reveals that home broadband speed positively impacts household income. Article