NRTC asks ViaSat to offer additional satellite broadband package; Ireland's Eircom for sale

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> Members of the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) have banded together and gotten ViaSat to offer a fourth package, between the 7.5 and 15 GB tiers, for 10GB. Article

> Ireland's Eircom is putting itself up for sale as it looks to restructure its €3.75 billion ($4.93 billion) debt and avoid a default. Article

> Ipanema Technologies is positioned as a visionary in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for WAN optimization controllers. Release

> NTT completed construction of its new data center, which it claims to offer high power density, low latency networks and IPv6-readiness, in Singapore. Release

> RAD Data Communications is offering a five-year hardware guarantee on virtually every networking product the company sells in the U.S. and Canada. Release

And finally ... Could Verizon Wireless' relationship with cable pose another competitive challenge to its own wireline FiOS offering? Article

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