Microsoft close to getting EU approval for Skype deal; Steve Jobs authorized tell-all book about himself

Wireline industry news from across the Web:

@FierceTelecom RT via @verizonbusiness Verizon discusses teleworking issues Post | [email protected]FierceTelecom

> Microsoft is close to getting the EU's blessing to complete its acquisition of Skype, the Financial Times reports. Article

> EarthLink will announce its Q3 2011 earnings in a conference call to be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Release

> Russia's Rostelecom has expanded its Ethernet footprint into ten Siberian cities, including: Tomsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Chita, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk and Barnaul. Article

> CableLabs members demonstrated the delivery of voice calls over IPv6-based networks during the industry association's Interop event. Release

> TDS decided to move its special meeting of shareholders that was originally scheduled for Oct. 6, 2011, to Oct. 20. Release

> A Comcast survey reveals that only 65 percent of parents have talked to their children about Internet security and safety issues. Release

> New Zealand moves to clear up security concerns over the Chinese submarine cable suppliers that will build the country's trans-Tasman submarine cable. Article

> Robert McDowell, FCC Commissioner, will headline TEOCO's 12th annual North American Customer Summit at the Hotel Monaco in Washington D.C. Release

And finally ... Steve Jobs authorized a tell-all biography so his kids could know and understand what he did. Article

Suggested Articles

Zayo provides a key element to the project – a backbone fiber network that will link multiple rural markets.

The company is launching its first fiber connectors that are specifically designed to work with 5G small cells.

Veego Software, an Israel-based startup that uses AI to detect and fix problems in connected homes, announced its Home Scoring solution on Thursday.