Juniper, GE develop ruggedized routers; tablets trump PCs for online video

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> Level 3 Financing, a subsidiary of Level 3 Communications, has closed its $550 million Tranche B III Term Loan under its existing secured credit agreement, which was announced on Nov. 4, 2011. Release

> The SCTE released a new Broadband Premises manual for field professionals who install and troubleshoot broadband services at the customer premises. Article

> Globecast Americas has created a dedicated Latin American sales team and refocused its ad-hoc services in North America for the broadcast of major events. Release

> TalkTalk, Virgin and Sky have been asked to block the Newzbin2 site. Article

> Juniper and GE will jointly develop rugged and secure routing and network appliances for military and aerospace deployment. Article

> Swisscom will soon begin construction of Basel's fiber network, which was stalled due issues raised about the incumbent's agreements with local utility providers by the Federal Communications Commission (ComCom). Article

And finally ... A comScore report says that people watch video 30 percent longer on tablet computers than on traditional desktop computers. Article