Multiven offers pay-as-you-go maintenance for Cisco equipment; FairPoint uses horses to install cable in remote parts of Vermont

> Multiven, a provider of Internet network maintenance, will offer monthly pay-as-you-go services for any government, enterprise or education customer using Cisco equipment in their network. Release 

> XLink, an Austrian-based FTTH provider, is offering 10 Gbps broadband via its FTTH network in Eugendorf as well as its digital TV service FiberTV with up to 6,000 TV channels. Article

> Tektronix Communications claims it provides end-to-end monitoring and management of service providers' IMS implementations with its IMS Service Assurance tool. Release

> FTTH Council wants the FCC to preserve the "high cost" element of the Universal Service Fund for rural service providers. Article

> FairPoint uses draft horses to install fiber cabling in remote areas of Vermont. Article

And finally ... Pittsburgh's ban on fracking, an environmentally unfriendly gas drilling concept, could be used by municipalities as a legal model to enforce net neutrality at the local level. Article