New York passes telemedicine bill; Lawmakers renew bill that prohibits states taxing Internet access

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> New York Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a bill that will expand the availability of telemedicine throughout the state. Article

> Vonage's CEO Alan Masarek will present at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York City on Wednesday, Jan.14, at 12:05 p.m. EST. Release

> A group of Democrat and Republican members of Congress renewed a bill that prohibits states from putting taxes on Internet access. Article

> EarthLink announced that health and fitness chain Gold's Gym selected EarthLink to provide a new, comprehensive, centralized management network and security service for its 147 corporate-owned locations. Release 

> Mississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker has been appointed to chair the Senate Communications Subcommittee, which make rural broadband one of its key issues. Article

> Polycom has named Marco Landi as president, Polycom EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Release

> Infinera will release its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and for the full fiscal year ended Dec. 27, 2014, after the close of market on NASDAQ on Thursday, Jan. 22. Release

Cable News
> The Port Authority Transit Corporation has endorsed a Comcast proposal to provide Xfinity Wi-Fi to all 13 of its train stations in New Jersey and Philadelphia. Article

> DirecTV has reached a broadcast retransmission renewal agreement with Cordillera Communications, restoring 10 network affiliates to its service after a 10-day blackout. Article

Wireless News
> Apple is not immune to global currency fluctuations. Last week it changed the prices of mobile apps in multiple markets, including Canada and Europe. Article

> Softcard, the mobile payments company backed by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, has cut 60 employees amid a restructuring. Article

And finally… Todd Smith @Cisco_Mobile: Cuba rolls out public WiFi internet access at a rate that will start a megabyte per second and will cost $ 4.50 an hour.