Italy approves $6.7B country-wide broadband plan; Wheeler says net neutrality critics are flat-out wrong

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> The Italian government has approved a $6.7 billion scheme to help create a country-wide broadband plan. Article

> How do new #NetNeutrality rules affect #VoIP service? Article

> DTS has selected OneAccess One Series and OnePlus WAN Optimization services for its managed VPN services for remote locations that require optimized satellite or LTE connectivity, security and service continuity. Release

> eircom will offer 150 Mbps, 300 Mbps and 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services in the first 16 of 66 planned towns and cities by the end of August. Article

Cable News
> A week after Comcast executives insisted that it's "premature" to discuss new products and services that leverage the company's burgeoning Wi-Fi network, Comcast vice chairman and CFO Peter Angelakis hammered home the point Tuesday. Article

> Dish Network made a series of moves that are bound to please its multiscreen enthusiast customers. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T Mobility jumped headfirst into the mobile healthcare market with its new ForHealth service, which promises to aggregate and analyze users' health data from a variety of sources, and to provide health alerts and suggestions based on that data. Article

> Audi of America will equip all its 2016 vehicles with AT&T's LTE service. Article

And finally… ‏@polisoniccom: Net neutrality critics are flat-out wrong, says FCC chairman Tom Wheeler. Article