NTIA says 98% of Americans get 3 Mbps; Companies lack proper disaster recovery plans

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@FierceTelecom RT @Tata Communications: John Hayduk, president, Product Management & Service Development for Tata, says the demand for connected communications makes it vital to ensure continents are linked. Post | Follow @FierceTelecom

> A report from the NTIA said that 98 percent of Americans now can get up to 3 Mbps download and 756 kbps upload speeds. Report

> Neverfail said in a new study that many companies do not have a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Release

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> Charter Communications is building a new customer service center in Bridgeton, Mo., which will house 400 new staff members. Article

> Visible World and FourthWall Media are jointly developing a product they say will let cable operators target ads to subscribers using set-tops from Cisco, Pace and Motorola Mobility. Article

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> Amazon has agreed to license the hit kids' show "Dora the Explorer" and others from Viacom. Article

And finally … Heinan Landa, CEO of Optimal Networks, says there are 10 questions businesses need to ask their cloud provider before handing over the keys to their mission-critical data. Article

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