Palo Alto Networks preps to go public; FairPoint sponsors COMPTEL trade show

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> Palo Alto Networks filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. Release  

> Telecom Italia, according to a report in Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, is mulling the sale of its copper-based network to pay down debt and increase investment in its growing fiber networks. Article  

> Consumers love their WiFi: According to Strategy Analytics, 439 million households globally have installed a WiFi-based home network as of the end of 2011. Article

> FairPoint Communications is sponsoring the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2012 show being held April 15-18 in San Francisco. Release

> AT&T will begin offering free WiFi to non-WiFi customers at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport this September if they're willing to look at a few advertisements. Article

> Verizon named Ciena as network supplier of the year for outstanding performance in the network products category. Release

And finally ... A Forbes columns asks, are broadband markets starting to stagnate? Article