IEEE crafting new EPON over coax standard; Lawmakers may ease disclosure rules on movie rentals

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@FierceTelecom RT @gigaom: Comcast has no plans to implement usage based billing. Article | [email protected]FierceTelecom

> The IEEE is developing a new standard to enable cable operators to operate Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) over their traditional HFC-based networks. Article

> Mark Twain Telephone Company will deploy Zhone Technologies' MXK intelligent terabit access concentrator to enable DSL connectivity to its 5,000 access lines in northern Missouri. Release

> Joan E. Herman has been elected to the Convergys board of directors effective Dec. 7. Release  

> Isao Sugino, director of the Research and Development Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) in Japan, will present a keynote speech on disaster recovery during the plenary session of OFC/NFOEC in March. Release

And finally ... A bill backed by Netflix to relax a rule that prevents disclosure of a user's movie rental history has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Article

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