Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton supports rural broadband fund; NBN Co. achieves 105 Mbps download speeds in FTTN test

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> Orange and Syndicat Intercommunal d'Energie et de e-communication de l'Ain (SIEA) will offer fiber to the home (FTTH) services in the Ain Department, which is situated on the eastern edge of France. Article

> Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said that he will support a new rural broadband fund. Article

> NBN Co. said that it has delivered raw download speeds of 105 Mbps and upload speeds of 45 Mbps during the first in-premises test of fiber to the node (FTTN) technology. Article

Cable News
> The Washington Post editorial board has thrown its support behind Comcast's $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable with the proviso that "regulators will respond if big industry players begin to violate basic principles of market fairness." Article

> Time Warner Cable is developing its first Humax-built IP set-top that integrates the Reference Design Kit platform and features TWC's cloud navigator. Article

Wireless News
> Apple is contemplating charging $100 extra for the iPhone 6, according to a financial analyst. Article

> Tablets are expected to make up a large majority of all mobile broadband connections in the U.S. over the next two years, according to a new report from the NPD Group. Article

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