SureWest's board approves quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per share; Will 'hand-off' hubs compete with Ethernet exchanges?

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> SureWest's Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per share payable on June 15, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 16, 2011. Release

> AmeriPride has employed Hughes Networks Systems' Access Continuity Service over broadband satellite as another path to protect its wireline-based MPLS from network outages. Release

> Czech Telefonica O2 faces an anti-monopoly case from UOHS, the Czech anti-monopoly office, over its dominant position in the country's ADSL broadband market. Article

> Intelsat S.A. has confirmed that its Intelsat New Dawn satellite will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from the Arianespace Launch Complex in Kourou, French Guiana at approximately 9:45 p.m. GMT (2:45 a.m. ET) tonight. Release

> Telekom Austria has been asked by the Serbian government to increase its $1.34 billion bid for a 51 percent stake in Telekom Srbija. Article

And finally ... NPRG Research asks if the emergence of new "hand-off" hubs like Sidera's new E-Connect Hubs will be a threat to the future of the Ethernet exchange market. Article