Tellabs declares 2 cents a share dividend; Verizon begins FiOS STB upgrade in Virginia and D.C.

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@FierceTelecom RT @koreatimes: KT is ready to hang up on wireline telephony due to the rise in wireless communications. Article | [email protected]FierceTelecom

> Tellabs' Board of Directors has declared a regular dividend of 2 cents per share, which is payable on Nov. 18 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Nov. 4. Release

> Verizon has begun to upgrade FiOS set top boxes in its Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. serving areas. Article  

> Patient Advocates, a company that helps patients more effectively understand the health care systems, has launched a telemedicine program to remotely connect patients in Maine to Boston-area medical specialists. Article

> Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, a service provider that serves over 40,000 customers in Western Oklahoma, will deploy Amino's DVR for its IPTV service. Article

> CDNetworks and MegaFon have entered into a strategic partnership where the Russian telco will deploy and sell CDNetworks' Web Performance Suite services to customers in Russia. Release

> The European Commission has asked Greece to pass a new law that makes it easier for service providers install necessary outside plant infrastructure including ducts, manholes, masts or antennae on public or private property. Article

And finally ... Jay Walker, the creator of Priceline, has become the Internet's latest patent troll, suing online giants such as Facebook. Article