ITU needs to define broadband; Google Fiber's 1G speed exceeds what Internet can support

Wireline news from across the Web:

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> The United States and Canada say that the ITU needs to address the definitions of broadband during their treaty conference in Dubai. Article

> InfoVista acquired IP and RF assurance and optimization solutions planning vendor (say that 3 times fast) Mentum. Release

> Telus makes key appointments to bolster its Quebec operations. Release

Cable News

> Verizon's new FiOS TV application on the LG Smart TV platform won't include traditional broadcast network programming. Article

> Cablevision promoted 23-year company veteran Tom Montemagno to EVP of programming. Article

Enterprise Communications News

> Alcatel-Lucent puts software-defined networking (SDN) technology into the hands of the enterprise user with its OmniVista 2500 virtual machine manager. Article  

> House Democrat members of the Energy and Commerce Committee met Wednesday to discuss Verizon's First Amendment challenge to the FCC's net neutrality rules. Article

Online Video News

> The AP and other local news networks see online newspaper video as a way for newspapers to recapture readers in local markets. Article

> MyPod Studios and Bravo Studios have begun production of five original online shows, which will join 10 existing satellite sites about cooking, health, entertainment and other topics. Article

And finally… Ars Technica says that Google Fiber's 1 Gbps connection far exceeds what the Internet can realistically support. Article