Thurk resigns from Acme Packet's board of directors; TeleStream completes Anystream acquisition

> Michael Thurk resigned Friday from the board of directors of Acme Packet for undisclosed personal reasons, the company announced. Acme Packet will need to find a successor before March 8, 2011, to remain in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rules. News release.

> AT&T is movin' on up: On Sept. 20, the operator will be added to the 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America. The index tracks the performance of the top 20 percent of the biggest companies in North America that are part of the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability. News release.

> Telestream, a provider of online digital media tools and workflow solutions, has completed its acquisition of Anystream, which provides enterprise-class video production and management, in a move Telestream says will allow it to address broader and deeper IT-based workflows. News release.

> XConnect CEO Eli Katz sat down with VON/xchange to talk about its alliance last week with BroadSoft, Dialogic and Polycom, among other things. Story.

> A New York Times article asserts that Russian authorities are using a new tactic to quell dissent in that country: raiding offices under the pretext that they are searching for pirated Microsoft software. Story.

And finally... Smaller telcos deploying fiber to the premises (FTTP) are faced with the decision of whether to use gigabit passive optical network or an active Ethernet approach, a ConnectedPlanet article explains.