South Carolina-based Home Telephone to offer 1 Gbps service; Turkey is blocking access to Twitter

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@FierceTelecom RT @ NTCAconnect: Denny Law of Golden West: Sustainability and affordability are key to the growth of rural broadband. Picture | Follow @FierceTelecom

> South Carolina's Home Telecom to deliver 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service. Article

> Vodafone is going to invest $1.29B to improve the quality of its networks in Egypt, reports TeleGeography, citing a Cairo Post story. Article

> The struggle over interconnection and peering continues to heat up, according to Telecom Ramblings. Article

Cable News
> Time Warner Cable will ask TWC shareholders to approve "golden parachute compensation payments that will or may be paid to TWC executives as a result of its plan to merge with the nation's largest cable MSO," according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Article

> Following similar moves from Amazon and Netflix, Sony said Wednesday that it is developing an original drama series called "Powers," which will be available initially on its PlayStation gaming consoles. Article

Wireless News
> Google has generated a great deal of buzz with the rollout of Android Wear, its software for wearable computers, starting with smart watches. But what does the software actually entail and how does it look? Article

> Tango, the company behind the popular over-the-top messaging and social app of the same name, raised $280 million in new funding, mostly from the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. Article

And finally… Conrad Hackett: In 2013, Turkey had more journalists imprisoned than any other country. Now, Twitter is blocked in Turkey. Picture

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