Lumos to present at Deutsche Bank conference on March 9; Brazil says it's on track with broadband expansion plan

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@FierceTelecom RT @techprcarm: I don't think a connected home is a distant idea. Sign me up. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Ciena's Chris Janz sounds off on SDN, NFV and its new Agility Matrix software and VNF marketplace. Article

> Mexican broadband provider TotalPlay plans to invest $400 million in network expansions over the course of the next two years, as it extends its network footprint to 22 cities. Article

> Lumos Networks will present at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet and Telecom Conference on March 9. Article

> Ricardo Berzoini, Brazil's Minister of Communications, said that the project to expand the availability of affordable broadband services is being developed and should be presented in the first half of this year. Article

> Birch Communications has donated more than 50 laptop and desktop computers to the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. Release

> Adtran has extended its multi-site TL 9000 certification to include its high-tech engineering facility in Hyderabad, India. Release

Cable News
> Approximately 260 Brooklyn-based Cablevision employees represented by the Communications Workers of America have voted to ratify a collective bargaining agreement with Cablevision, ending a nasty three-year labor battle. Article

> Citigroup Research analyst Jason Bazinet cratered Viacom's share price last month when he suggested that the media conglomerate's upcoming carriage talks with Dish Network could go south in a hurry. Article

Wireless News
> Investment money poured into the mobile market in January, according to new figures from investment bank Rutberg & Co., to the tune of $4.2 billion in venture capital from 118 deals. Article

> Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is launching an online store in the United States this year, but it won't be selling smartphones. Instead, it will sell products like headphones and a wearable. Article

And finally… @Deploy360: IPv6 Security Myth #6 - IPv6 is too new to be attacked. Article