U-verse build seen slowing; Alca-Lu in on China Telecom FTTH

> One analyst believes that AT&T number of homes pased this year by U-verse will be down from its 2008 pace.

> Alcatel-Lucent reportedly has won about 40 percent of China Telecom's fiber-to-the-home project.

> Blackhawk County, Iowa, supports texting to 9-1-1 emergency services.

> Comcast cuts 50 Mbps service price to $99.95 when part of a bundle.