Pennsylvania hosts broadband summit; Verizon FiOS tests 3D waters

> The state of Pennsylvania is moving forward on its goal of getting broadband to all of its citizens by 2015--and to keep that momentum going is hosting the 2010 Pennsylvania Broadband Summit this Sept. 20-21 in Harrisburg. News release.

> Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) FiOS service is testing the 3D waters by featuring an episode of Wealth on Wheels Classic, a series presented by WealthTV, on demand. All you'll need to watch is a subscription to FiOS ... and a set of 3D glasses ... and a 3D TV ... and an HD set-top box. But hey, who doesn't have those? News release.

> Cable & Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW.L) has appointed Bhupinder Singh as Vice President for Service Delivery, replacing Mike Powell (who assumes responsibility for all service markets outside the UK). News release.

> The transition to all-digital broadcast in the United States, combined with demand from emerging markets India and China, resulted in a 9 percent increase in set-top box sales worldwide for 2009, an IMS Research report indicates. News release.

> Mad Men fans, rejoice: AT&T (NYSE: T) U-Verse and Rainbow Media have worked out their retransmission differences, meaning U-Verse will continue carrying AMC, IFC and WE tv. Story.

> The inaugural Nigeria Com congress is a go: This high-level telecom conference will address sustainable development of Nigeria's telecommunications industry. It's scheduled for Sept. 28-29. News release.

> Conferences alone won't help Africa's infrastructure develop, but more undersea cables might. Research and Markets predicts the new submarine cables surrounding the continent, if combined with improved terrestrial backbones and last-mile networks, will help boost broadband penetration to 6.8 percent by 2015. News release.

And finally... the U.S.' broadband expansion is opening tremendous opportunities for education, but many schools are not leveraging high-speed Internet or digital technologies, according to an editorial in the Washington Post. Story.

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