Internet could add $300B to Africa's GDP; Ciena offers free tech certification program for veterans

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> The Internet could add $300 billion to Africa's GDP, according to the McKinsey Global Institute. Article

> Ciena is offering qualified honorably discharged, retired and active duty service members from all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces access to its technology certification programs, free of charge. Release

> Level 3 Communications announced it swept the eighth Global Carrier Awards 2013, taking home three awards including Best Global Wholesale Carrier 2013, Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier 2013 and Best Marketing Team 2013. Release

Cable News

> Comcast is beginning to let subscribers with its cloud-based Xfinity X1 program guide take the X2 version of the personalized guide for a test drive. Article

> HBO said its HBO Go TV Everywhere app can now be accessed on Google's Chomecast device, which allows subscribers using Apple iOS or Android devices to mirror content from several applications they are viewing on a smartphone or tablet on an HDTV. Article

Wireless News

> Qualcomm is interested in exploring the possibility of deploying LTE services on unlicensed spectrum, according to CEO Paul Jacobs. Article

> Wireless modem and M2M vendor Sierra Wireless filed complaints with the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission against Nokia, alleging that Nokia is behaving unfairly in how it licenses its patents. Article

And finally … Broadband deployment and adoption can play a role in stimulating U.S. economic growth. Post