TeliaSonera IC CEO praises purchase of Infinera's DTN-X; Washington, Massachusetts are top broadband states

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> Washington and Massachusetts are the top broadband states, according to TechNet's state broadband rankings. Article

> TELUS will launch a $65 million Rimouski Internet data center in Rimouski, Quebec, to target cloud service opportunities. Release

> TeliaSonera chairman Anders Narvinger plans to step down and leave the board after the service provider's annual general meeting in April. Article

> Afghanistan's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) signed an agreement to deploy fiber links connecting a number of central and northeastern provinces to the national fiber backbone. Article

> Ethernet Alliance executives outlined a roadmap for continued Ethernet evolution during the LISA 2012 conference. Release

Cable News

> A private conference to be held between Comcast and Time Warner Cable in New York accidentally became public after Canadian IPTV software vendor Espial issued a press release in which it boasts about its participation in the event. Article

> Cablevision dropped the Optimum name from its Lightpath business services brand. Article

Enterprise Communications News

> Polycom finalized the sale of its enterprise wireless communications division to private investment firm Sun Capital Partners for $110 million. Article

>'s Heroku unit offers services to app developers that enable them to become SaaS vendors themselves. Article


> Netflix's three-year deal with Walt Disney Co. could change the way MVPDs deliver premium content delivery and over-the-top services. Article

Online Video News

> A Netflix exec has hinted the company may pursue deals with other movie studios to "accelerate the windows and get fresher content." Article

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