TIM Brasil president talks up network sharing; was Egypt's Internet brought down by a single switch?

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Luca Luciani, president of TIM Brasil, reportedly met with Minister of Communications Paolo Bernardo to elicit support for network sharing initiatives that may improve broadband access in the country. Story.

> AT&T awarded Cydcor a "gold" designation in its 2010 Solution Provider Champions Program. News release.

> Taqua will showcase advanced IP peering and non-line of sight (NLOS) products at Mobile World Congress next week. News release.

> Gateway provider Layer 7 Technologies has joined the Cloud Security Alliance. News release.

> DSL Reports provides some technical details of Egypt's Internet switch-off last month. There actually was a single flip of the switch at the central data exchange, affecting most ISPs immediately. Story.

And finally... SureWest CEO Steve Oldham says the company's "aggressive" early fiber investment is beginning to pay off. Story.

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