Optimum Lightpath tops marketing category in MEF awards; Telesp sees 7.2% profits rise in Q3

> Cablevision's Optimum Lightpath took top honors in the Best Marketing category of the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) Carrier Service Provider Awards North America. Story.

> Readers at Broadband DSL Reports are reporting that AT&T is pushing 4HD streams to its U-verse users in limited areas, including Florida, Connecticut, Illinois and the Carolinas. Story.

> Brazil's Telesp, which is controlled by Telefonica, saw its third quarter profit rise 7.2 percent to BRL 647.4 million (US$227 million) compared to Q3 2009. Story.

> Likewise, Glowpoint's managed services were the main driver behind an 11 percent earnings increase in Q3. News release.

> Verizon awarded a $50,000 grant to Men and Women of Honor, a California program that helps military veterans adjust to the return to civilian life and prevents domestic violence in the home. News release.

> Fund holders at TDC, Denmark's largest telecom, announced they will sell part of their shares to other investors, Bloomberg reports. Story.

> Zhone Technologies has added two VDSL2 cards to its MXK intelligent MSAN (multiservice access node) that increase the density levels of the MXK platform and increase aggregate speed to 100+ Mbps on copper last mile. News release.

And finally... Those who say other search engines will eventually erode Google's base take note: The behemoth has apparently broken the back of Ask.com's web search engine, a service the Washington Post says was the only other search engine besides Bing to provide any measurable competition to Google in the U.S. Ask.com will now focus on its core question-and-answer functionality. Story.