UK takes lead in European broadband; Verizon Terremark sees uptick in cloud services

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@FierceTelecom RT @ Evan Kirstel‏: Home broadband speeds double in two years as UK overtakes EU competitors. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Ajit Pai: U.S. tech strategy #3: Welcome foreign investment in communications sector. Capital aids companies, consumers. Post

> Actelis Networks announced that Comtec A.S. will offer Actelis' copper-based solutions to its customers within the Telecom Service Operator, Government, Railway and Utility sectors in Turkey and Northern Cyprus. Release

> Verizon's Terremark subsidiary sees an uptick in consumerization of IT, Software-Defined Everything (SDE) and big data analytics. Post

Cable News
> Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit and Suddenlink Communications SVP and Chief Programming Officer Patty McCaskill will each pick up a Vanguard Award for Distinguished leadership next month at The Cable Show. Article

> Comcast's $45.2 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable could make the idea of a potential DirecTV merger with Dish Network more attractive to regulators, DirecTV CEO Mike White suggested at an investor conference Tuesday. Article

Online Video News
> For the first time since 2011, the number of Netflix viewers passed the number of viewers on Google-owned YouTube, a survey of 1,000 U.S. Internet users by RBC Capital Markets revealed. Hulu Plus trailed well behind the top two services. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint is discontinuing sales of the Samsung Electronics Galaxy S4 mini, one of its first two phones enabled with its new Wi-Fi calling feature, less than a month after announcing the feature would be available in the phone. Article

> Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is still around three months away, but already rumors are leaking out about what the next version of iOS will include. Article

And finally… From ARPANET to the World Wide Web: a small step that led to a giant leap. Post