Sandia Labs devises new method to get heat out of PCs; TAC wants to hang up the PSTN

Wireline news from across the Web:

> A Sandia National Labs researcher has devised a new method to minimize heat in personal computers. Article

> Hulu is on pace to pass 1 million subscribers and a half billion in revenue as its owners try to strike a deal to sell the company to potential suitors such as Microsoft, Yahoo! and Google. Article

> SureWest will release its Q2 2011 results ended June 30, 2011 on Thursday, July 28. Release

> BT has won a five-year deal to provide national connectivity services to ECT - Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (state-owned Brazilian Post Office and Telegraph Company). Release

> HickoryTech Corp. will release its Q2 2011 results on Wednesday, Aug. 3 after the close of the market. Release

> Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom will invest TWD 200 billion (USD 6.93 billion) in its broadband network over the next ten years, which will enable it to offer residential users download speeds of between 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps by 2015, with speeds of 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps available to corporate customers. Article

And finally ... Once again, the death knell for the PSTN is ringing again. The Technical Advisory Council (TAC) to the Federal Communication Commission argues that the agency should impose a "date certain" to discontinue the PSTN. Article