Ukraine's telecom system is under attack; Google Fiber gives cities a "fiber ready" checklist

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> Ukraine's telecom system has been attacked, with equipment installed in the Russian-controlled Crimea region being used to interfere with parliament members' cell phones, reports ReutersArticle

> Google Fiber sends potential cities that could become part of its FTTH program a "fiber ready" checklist. Article

> Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) of North Dakota has selected Skitter TV's advanced digital video services platform to deliver next generation TV services to customers across North Dakota. Release

Cable News
> Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said he has had discussions with the CEOs of major content providers about launching an over-the-top pay-TV service which would rely on either a "bring your own broadband" model or Verizon's LTE network. Article

> Time Warner Cable is beginning to market a new package of 100 high-definition channels to hospitals within its footprint. Article

Online Video News
> Many would-be online viewers of the Academy Awards encountered problems Sunday, according to multiple reports. The technical problems were the latest in a series of online-video service issues to surface in recent weeks. Article

Wireless News
> Facebook does not have any plans to build or operate its own wireless network and is instead working with carriers and partners around the globe to connect more people to the mobile Internet, according to a Facebook executive. Article

> The U.S. government accused Sprint for over-charging by as much as 50 percent for court-ordered wiretaps the carrier provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other law-enforcement agencies. Article

And finally… DDoS cyber attacks get bigger, smarter, more damaging. Article