PLUMgrid raises $16.2 million in new funding; Finnish service provider JNT will deploy Zhone's MXK platform

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> The New York Public Library and the Chicago Public Library have received funding from the Knight Foundation to launch their own Wi-Fi hotspot lending programs. Article

> PLUMgrid, the developer of an open-source OpenStack cloud platform, has raised a new $16.2 million round of funding. Article

> Zhone Technologies announced that Finnish service provider Jakobstadsnejdens Telefon Ab (JNT) has chosen to deploy its MXK platform. Release

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> South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics will unveil next year a new version of the software that will power all of its high-end smart TVs and many of its Internet-connected appliances. Article

> Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who chairs the Senate Consumer Protection Subcommittee, is calling on pay TV consumers to visit her website and log their complaints about their monthly bill. Article

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> AT&T Mobility is working with credit card companies to test a permission-based fraud-detection service targeted at international travelers that will link a customer's location to the location of the transaction. Article

> T-Mobile US confirmed that it is not going to throttle the data generated from network speed-testing apps, an effort to reiterate to customers how fast T-Mobile's network is even after they exceed their monthly data buckets. Article

And finally… Business customers' growing demand for higher speed data services, including cloud, is driving a fiber network revival. Article


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