Metcalfe gears up for Ethernet's 40th year; BYOD will soon be the norm, says Samsung

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> FairPoint Communications has priced its $300 million aggregate principal amount of 8.75 percent senior secured notes due 2019 (the "Notes") in connection with its previously announced private offering. Release

> Bob Metcalfe talks to Light Reading about how he will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ethernet on May 22 at Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum. Video

> President Obama, reports Reuters, is getting ready to issue an order to help defend against cyber attacks. Article

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt said during the Silicon Flatirons conference at Colorado University that the cable industry has done a poor job communicating their role in delivering broadband to consumers. Article

> Dish Network has launched an advertising program to promote the introduction of its new "Hopper with Sling" multiroom DVR device. Article

Online Video News

> Australia's ACCC tells the country's incumbent telcos they will be investigated if they show signs that they are throttling other content providers' over-the-top (OTT) services. Article

> By acquiring international video distributor Preview Networks, Rightster, a U.K.-based online video provider, will immediately expand its reach. Article

And finally… A new Samsung Telecommunications America survey reveals that nine in 10 companies think BYOD will be "the norm" in two years. Article