Telcordia to help Chile with number portability; Level 3 lists 10 strange fiber cut scenarios

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> Telcordia has been selected to manage Chile's number portability system. Release

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> Verizon's customers and employees in Tampa, Fla. donated over 15,000 pounds of food and contributed over $8,000 to the 'Feeding America Tampa Bay' portion of 'Kindness 2011' Campaign. Release

> Globe Telecom, the Philippines' second largest telco, reported that Q2 2011 net income rose 19 percent to $59 million. Article

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> Starbucks clamps down on free WiFi squatters in their shops, while users complain the coffee chain is blocking access to power outlets. Article

And finally ... Fred Lawler, SVP of Global Field Services, Level 3 counts down the top 10 strange and irritating causes of fiber cuts on its network. Post