Kentrox expands Australian operations; Social networking users have more friends

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Kentrox, a provider of network monitoring and management systems, has expanded its Australian operations and has created AccessTel Kentrox Australia (AKA) Pty Ltd. Release

> HP and Toshiba have established a new partnership to develop cloud computing services to specific vertical segments, including water supply, energy, healthcare and transportation. Article

> Costa Rica's government has announced its new National Broadband Strategy, a key piece of its National Development Plan for Telecommunications (PDNT). Article

> Windstream will start offering direct user support at Broadband Reports' forums. Article

> Nielsen's "State of the Media" Q1 report reveals that despite the growing popularity of over the top video options like Netflix, 91 percent of consumers are still buying pay TV. Article

> Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt said the MSO is conducting new usage based billing tests to measure consumer's broadband use. Article

And finally ... A new Pew Research Center study reveals that Internet users that belong to a social network site like Facebook have more close friends. Article

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