South Korea walls up North Korea Twitter account; rural Florida to see middle-mile broadband expansion

> South Korea isn't happy at all about Best Korea's (er, North Korea's) latest entry into the social media arena, so the democratic south has blocked its citizens' access to North Korea's new Twitter account, Washington Post reports.  In response, Pyongyang is redirecting users to a Facebook page. Insert Zynga gaming joke here. Story.

> In U.S. broadband news, the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA) has been awarded a $24 million stimulus grant. The alliance will deploy middle-mile broadband in rural south and northwest areas of the Sunshine State. News release.

> Global Capacity (OTC BB: CGSYQ.OB) is discussing its second quarter earnings results in an investor conference call this morning at 10:00 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. CT). It's been a busy time for the telecom supply chain management company, with a restructuring in progress, so the call might be interesting. News release.

> China Internet content provider Pacific Online Ltd. (HKSE: 0543.HK) is announcing interim 2010 results today and plans an investor conference call at 9:00 p.m. ET (yes, 9:00 p.m.) today. Details.

> Texas-based prepaid phone services provider Everybody's Company (Other OTC: EVPH.PK) reiterated its revenue guidance on Friday. The company predicts fiscal year 2011 revenues of $500,000, an ambitious jump from its expected 2010 revenues of $100,000. News release.

> Earthlink (Nasdaq: ELNK) is weighing in--again --on the Comcast-NBCU merger. The Internet service provider filed a response with the FCC regarding Comcast's opposition of conditions proposed for the merger. It wants Comcast "to offer wholesale standalone broadband access to independent Internet service providers" so the merger doesn't result in "anti-competitive activity." News release.

> Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is on the hunt for nonprofit literacy groups in its California territory so it can throw money at ‘em. That's right, the operator has collected more than $63,000 in donations from customers earmarked for grants to selected literacy programs through its Check Into Literacy campaign. Get eligibility and application via this news release.

And finally... Bill Windsor has joined Infonetics Research as the Directing Analyst for IPTV and Video. He's based out of the firm's Silicon Valley office. As an aside, Infonetics is hiring: they're looking for an analyst in their Data Center Networking area. News release.

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