Should ADTRAN acquire Calix and Clearfield?; FTTH Council wants no FCC fee on broadband services

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@FierceTelecom RT @SeekingAlpha: ADTRAN should consider acquiring Calix and Clearfield. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Sprint received the Nemertes 2012 PilotHouse Award for MPLS Services. Release

> Broadsoft announced on Monday that it is acquiring Adaptation Technologies Ventures. Article

> Vu Telepresence will now offer its telepresence solution on a subscription basis for $89 a month. Release

> Sony revealed in a recent regulatory filing that it will buy up the remaining shares in Japanese broadband provider So-Net. Article

> AT&T will webcast a presentation by John Stephens, senior EVP and CFO of AT&T at the 15th Annual Oppenheimer Technology, Internet & Communications Conference in Boston on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 8:15 a.m. ET. Release

And finally … The FTTH Council asks the FCC to not impose a fee on broadband Internet access services as part of the FCC's Universal Service Fund restructuring effort. Article

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