Lowell McAdam elected to Verizon board; college students see value in broadband

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Lowell McAdam, Verizon's President and COO, has been elected to the Verizon Board of directors, effective immediately. Release

> The European Investment Banks (EIB) has invested $11 million in the Seychelles Cable Systems Company's (SCS) first 1,930 km submarine cable linking the main island of Mahe to the existing Eastern Africa Submarine System (EASSy) in Tanzania. Article

> PMC-Sierra has introduced an integrated EPON System-on-Chip family that they claim can reduce Optical Network Unit (ONU) power consumption by up to 80 percent. Release

> Oclaro has introduced its third generation 40G PM-QPSK transponder, the MI 5000XM, which features an integrated modulator, receiver and the industry's first single-chip ASIC solution for enabling coherent detection. Release

> Time Warner Cable is taking its "wideband" 50 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 service to North Carolina. The first community to take advantage of the new service will be High Point, N.C. Article

> Skype users will soon see ads from the likes of Groupon, Nokia, Universal and Visa when they log onto their smart phone or PC to make a VoIP or video call beginning this week. Article

And finally ... A new survey conducted by J. Turner Research revealed that in addition to having a large dorm room to stretch out in, college students like having a broadband connection. Of over 10,000 students surveyed, 56 percent said they spend between three and five hours a day on the Internet, and 16 percent said they spend five to six hours a day online. Article