NSA denies it will eavesdrop on U.S. citizens' e-mails; Nuro offers 2 Gbps in Tokyo

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> The U.S. National Security Agency denied that the $1.2 billion data center it is building in Utah will be used to eavesdrop or monitor U.S. citizens' e-mails. Article

> Verizon's MERIT Hazmat team is celebrating 20 years of service as it gets ready to host a series of disaster recovery and hazmat exercises in the Dallas metro area. Release

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> Dish Network's $25.5 billion bid to acquire Sprint could help it compete with the quadruple-play bundles marketed by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and other pay TV rivals. Article

> CBS Corp. has named former Fuse and CTV executive Brad Schwartz to the president of entertainment and media for TV Guide Network. Article


> RigNet, a company that provides managed remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry, is collaborating with SnapTV to deliver IPTV to offshore drilling rigs. Article

And finally … Nuro, a Sony-backed ISP, is offering a 2 Gbps FTTH service in Tokyo for about $50 a month. Article