T3 subsidiary makes Florida's broadband stimulus list; ADTRAN platforms picked for southwest Alabama

> Florida's governor has put Eastern Lee County Fiber on his recommended list for broadband stimulus grants for a proposed fiber network in Lee County, Fla. The company is a subsidiary of T3. News release.

> In more broadband news, Millry Telephone, which serves southwest Alabama, will use ADTRAN's Total Access 5000 and Total Access 1124P MSAPs (Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform) for its FTTN (fiber-to-the-node) deployments in the area. News release.

> dash Carrier Services, a single-entity provider of Tier 1 emergency services, will interface directly with NG9-1-1 systems nationwide to deliver emergency calls on behalf of its 300 carrier customers. News release.

> IP solutions provider Empirix has acquired Mutina Technology, an Italy-based mobile networks monitoring service--a move that will help Empirix serve converged service providers. Release.

> John D'Ambrosia, Director, Ethernet-based Standards at Force10's CTO Office, will speak at the WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking Conference in Monaco next Tuesday. He'll be talking about the need for higher-speed Ethernet--though it's not as if the crowd there will need much convincing. News release.

> Mainstream 10GBASE-T PHY developer Aquantia held a panel titled "Everything over 10 Gigabit Ethernet" at Interop 2010 in Las Vegas. Footage of the panel is available. Video.

And finally... As mentioned yesterday on FierceCable, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski went one-on-one with the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, who took him to task for a few things--broadband policy among them. Story.

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