Michael Copps says the FCC should treat ISPs as common carriers; Iowa's Connect Iowa bill to help drive broadband into more rural communities

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@FierceTelecom RT @ gigaom: Enough PaaS vs. IaaS: The cloud is really about Services as a Platform. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom ‏

> Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps argues in a new blog post that the FCC should rule that ISPs are common carriers. Post

> Bell Canada is encouraging Canadians to come together to talk, text and tweet about mental health to help fight the stigma around mental illness during its Bell Let's Talk Day. Release

Cable News
> Hoping to compel Time Warner Cable to accept his acquisition offer, Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge is reportedly preparing for a proxy battle aimed at replacing TWC's board. Article

> 20th Century Fox will own an 80 percent stake in YES Network by the end of the first quarter under an agreement with the New York Yankees that it announced late Friday. Article

Wireless News
> Samsung Electronics and Ericsson reached a patent-licensing settlement in which Samsung will likely pay Ericsson hundreds of millions of dollars. However, the exact terms of the deal are unclear. Article

> Apple is looking to expand its presence in the mobile payments market, according to multiple reports. Article

And finally… The Connect Iowa bill has been passed to help the state's rural service providers build connections into the Iowa Communications Network (ICN). Article