Nuage Networks, Telefonica complete multi-vendor NFV testing; Verizon names Kley as new board member

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Next Century Cities and the National League of Cities, in partnership with Google Fiber, are announcing the winners of the first-ever Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards. Google Fiber post

> Westcon is launching a powerful, scalable, cloud-delivered solution Powered by Avaya IP Office for its reseller customers. Release

> Nuage Networks and Telefonica Business Solutions announced the successful completion of evaluation and testing surrounding service chaining of network functions virtualization (NFV) in a multi-vendor SDN environment. Release

> The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) published a draft decision proposing a Superfast Broadband Access Service (SBAS) declaration. TeleGeography article

> Verizon Communications has elected Karl-Ludwig Kley, chairman of the executive board and CEO of Merck KGaA, to its board of directors. Release

Cable News
> Arris' acquisition of 65 percent of ActiveVideo, which it announced last April as part of a partnership with Charter Communications to buy the cloud TV provider, will give the company an early foothold in the cloud DVR world, according to a top Arris executive. Article

> Cable One reported a narrow 0.7 percent decline in total revenue to $198.2 million in the third quarter, as the company continued to aggressively highlight its movement away from residential video and toward residential and commercial broadband services. Article

Online Video News
> Looks like Jon Stewart's sojourn away from television is ending soon: The Daily Show veteran has signed a four-year deal with HBO to produce a number of projects, beginning with a series of "short-form digital content" pieces that will appear on HBO Now. Article

Wireless News
> A state judge in Massachusetts delayed Sprint's plans to shut down Clearwire's legacy mobile WiMAX network in 75 cities across the country by 90 days. Article

> Defense Mobile, an MVNO aimed at U.S. veterans, military service members and their families, has launched what it is terming, "Your Carrier, Your Call," a special promotion in advance of Veterans Day next week designed to attract new members and aid three participating charities that support military causes. Article

And finally@AEItech: "Is the @FCC's Open Internet order making Luddites of us all?" article