Public Knowledge sides with FCC on net neutrality; Metaswitch gets deal with education group

More news from around the web:

> Open Internet proponent Public Knowledge filed a defense of the FCC's decision to reclassify broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service. Press release

> Metaswitch Networks is providing IP multimedia communications software to improve the voice infrastructure, network analytics and network security of schools-focused Education Networks of America (ENA). Story

> Telco giant Telstra is using its $697 million Pacnet acquisition to create what it calls Asia's first software defined networking (SDN) platform. Story

> German cable operator Tele Columbus has launched 400 Mbps as part of a bundle that includes Internet access and flat rate telephony for $107.42. Story

> The European Commission (EC) plans to overhaul Europe's telecom rules to fight increased competition from cable operators and OTT players. Story

Cable News

> Set-top maker Arris has agreed to acquire its competitor Pace for $2.1 billion in stock and cash. The deal will provide Arris will an entry into the satellite business as well as beef up its customer base. The newly merged company will be incorporated in the U.K. but its headquarters will remain in Suwanee, Ga. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) reported better-than-expected postpaid subscribers in the first quarter, adding 441,000 new subscribers. In addition the company reported churn of just 1.02 percent which it said was the best it had ever reported in a first quarter. Article

And finally… Telekom Austria's first quarter net income more than doubled year-over-year in the first quarter, up from $43.83 million to $99.59 million. Story

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