Improved ERate rules would increase funding for rural schools by 75%; InCoax Networks joins MoCA as a contributor member

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> Improved #ERate rules would increase #WIFI4Schools funding by 75 percent for rural schools and 60 percent for urban schools. Post

> Networking equipment provider InCoax Networks has joined MoCA as a contributor member. Release

> Verizon takes on Cablevision by bringing its FiOS news channel to New York suburban markets. Article

Cable News
> Fending off hostile takeover attempts in 2013 from the likes of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable management approached Comcast chief Brian Roberts "at least three times" about a potential merger. Article

> The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced the hiring of cable-telecommunications industry veteran Dean Stoneback as senior director of engineering. Article

Wireless News
> They may be well known in the realm of smartphone and tablet processors, but Qualcomm, Intel and Nvidia face high hurdles in making a dent in providing chipsets for the automotive market. Article

> BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that Google's recently unveiled efforts to make its Android mobile platform more secure are essentially weak attempts to duplicate BlackBerry's existing security features for the enterprise market. Article

And finally… Ford and Intel have developed Project Mobii (mobile interior imaging), a joint research effort that would let the owner decide who gets to drive the car and in what fashion. Article