Netgear challenges Roku, Apple TV; NTT says consolidation will continue in 2012

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@FierceTelecom RT @ForbesTech: The Social Impact of Cloud. Article | [email protected]FierceTelecom

> The American Telemedicine Association thinks Medicare should broaden its telemedicine participation rules to include stroke and intensive care patients. Article

> Netgear claims its new NeoTV product offers more features at a lower price than video streaming rivals Roku and Apple TV. Article

> UK-based schools and local government agencies are looking at adopting cloud services as a way to cut their technology service costs. Release  

> D-Link revealed at this week's Consumer Electronics Show that it supports the emerging 802.11ac WiFi standard. Article

> Entropic has unveiled a new product Ethernet-to-coax adapter product suite that allows consumers to connect their Multimedia over Coax (MoCA) to WiFi. Article

And finally ... NTT America's Michael Wheeler predicts that the telecom industry will see continued consolidation in 2012, particularly as service providers look to grow their businesses into the cloud. Release