Tower Cloud reports potential for rural wireless backhaul; Comcast CEO unfazed by Netflix streaming threat

Wireline industry news from across the Web:

> Tower Cloud, a wireless backhaul provider, argues that rural markets represent a large wireless backhaul opportunity. Article

> North-Eastern Pennsylvania Telephone is leveraging Blue Coat Systems' caching technology to minimize its Internet bandwidth. Article

> Glowpoint will provide broadcast video services to support live, high definition broadcasts during this week's NBA draft. Release

> A new Northeast Group South America Smart Grid Market Forecast (2011-2020) reveals that South American utilities will deploy 104.5 million smart meters to homes by 2020. Article

> Ireland's broadband market, according to a ComReg report, rose to 1.62 million fixed and mobile broadband connections at the end of March 2011. Article

> Virgin Media, Eircom and BT will address customer churn issues during the CEM in Telecoms Virtual Summit. Release

And finally ... Comcast CEO Brian Roberts believes that the "jury is out" that Netflix video streaming will drive consumers to cancel their cable-based service. Article