Sonus named to InformationWeek's 2013 500 List of Top Technology Innovators; Is OC-3 bandwidth still a good choice?

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> Sonus named to InformationWeek's 2013 500 List of Top Technology Innovators across the U.S. for second consecutive year. Release

> Slovak Telekom's (ST) commercial VDSL wireline broadband service will be launched with a promotional monthly tariff of $7.96 for the first six months for any connection speed option. Article

> Alaska Communications names 30-year telecom industry veteran Carol G. Mills to its board of directors. Release

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> Media General is beginning to warn Dish Network subscribers that they will lose its 17 TV stations in 16 markets unless the company agrees to pay increased retransmission-consent fees by Sept. 30. Article

> ESPN and Fox Sports may face new competition from Discovery Communications, which said it will soon launch a motorsports programming block on its Velocity network supplied by European all-sports network Eurosport. Article

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> HTC confirmed that it laid off workers at its U.S. unit on Friday as the smartphone maker continues to struggle in its turnaround efforts. Article

> A new study from Current Analysis and commissioned by the Competitive Carriers' Association found that more than 80 percent of rural subscribers plan to purchase a smartphone in the next three months. Article

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