Telecom New Zealand will offer naked DSL; VPN provider CrytpoSeal shuts down over government snooping

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> Telecom New Zealand said it is going to start selling "naked" DSL service that does not require a phone line, beginning this November. Article (sub. req.)

> Aurora Networks introduced its new line of EPON optical network terminals, the ONT-2-Exxx family, at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. Release

Cable News

> The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers named Tony Werner, EVP and CTO of Comcast, as its program committee chairman and said the association's annual conference will be held in Denver, Sept. 23-26, 2014. Article

> Comcast Cable EVP and COO Dave Watson said investments in installing new Wi-Fi gear in subscriber homes will give cable operators a long-term competitive advantage over pay TV rivals. Article

Online Video News

> Aereo said it will begin selling online access to DVRs that can record local TV stations in Detroit on Oct. 28. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T Mobility said it exceeded its goal of launching its Digital Life home security and automation service in 50 markets by the end of 2013 with the rollout of its 52nd market this week. Article

> The FCC on Monday delayed by eight days the start of the auction of 1900 MHz PCS H Block following the 16-day government shutdown this month, which disrupted the agency's operations. Article

And finally … CryptoSeal, a VPN provider, is shutting down service after being asked to give the government its cryptographic keys. Article