India's government to build a submarine cable linking the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; AT&T says its Network Disaster Recovery is ready to tackle any disaster

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> India's government plans to build a submarine cable linking the mainland with the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Article

> AT&T's Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) program has become the first private company certified by the Department of Homeland Security for private-company voluntary disaster preparedness. Release

> SK Telecom has submitted a letter of intent to acquire digital audio player maker iRiver. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News
> In order for TV Everywhere's consumer-satisfaction potential to fully be realized, pay-TV operators must integrate the ability to download content rather than just stream it. Article

> Time Warner Cable already has nearly 35,000 Wi-Fi hotspots and is part of the Cable WiFi Alliance, but the company just expanded its reach even further by inking an alliance with Boingo Wireless. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint and T-Mobile US are nearing a deal in which Sprint would pay $32 billion for T-Mobile in a transaction that would combine the No. 3 and No. 4 U.S. wireless carriers, according to multiple reports. Article

> AT&T Mobility's Cricket prepaid brand is planning to phase out its support for the government's Lifeline service. Article

And finally… Some security researchers think ISPs should play an even bigger role in the future by actively quarantining infected computers identified on their networks. Article