Orange officially drops the France Telecom brand; Wave Broadband CEO doesn't fear the Gigabit

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> Orange officially dropped the France Telecom brand from its name and now lists its stocks under ORA. Article

> Liquid Telecom, a major wholesale carrier in Africa, has chosen Ekinops for its new long-haul DWDM network across South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Release

> The FTC has updated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rules, which govern how apps and websites can collect information from minors under 13. Article

Cable News

> Cablevision officials declined to comment on a report that it has cut some employees at its OMGFAST wireless broadband subsidiary in Florida. Article

> Comcast named former Cox Communications executive Matthew Fassnacht VP of the Washington region for its Comcast Business unit. Article

IPTV News

> Cox Communications is testing a new video service in Orange County, Calif. called flareWatch that seems to fit the description of Internet Protocol TV. Article

And finally … Wave Broadband's CEO Steve Weed said he's not concerned about delivering Gigabit speeds. Article

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