> Better late than never--the NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration) is allowing state governments and other awardees to seek funding for "various initiatives to help their communities compete in the digital economy" and funding for up to three additional years of broadband mapping work. News release.
> Emergency communications for public safety are on display at the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Conference and trade show in Indianapolis this week. PlantCML, an EADS North America company specializing in "mission critical communications," is showcasing next-generation solutions during the show. Release.
> Smithville Telephone Company is gearing up to spend its $38 million broadband stimulus award and $90 million RUS (Rural Utilities Service) loan, selecting the Calix Unified Access Portfolio to bring fiber access solutions to approximately 34,000 homes and businesses in rural Indiana. News release.
> Backup and disaster recovery services provider Recovery Point is deploying Ekinops' optical transport equipment, specifically its flagship 360 platform, which transports fiber channel and 10 Gbps Ethernet traffic. Release.
> Amdocs will deploy a pre-integrated activation pack for the Huawei U2000, an all-IP unified network management system. Release.
And finally... Ericsson leads the point-to-point microwave transmission market, garnering a 22 percent revenue share in 1Q 2010, but the market overall declined 3 percent over the same period last year, Dell'Oro Group reports. Release.