US Internet offers 10G fiber Internet service; Telstra to purchase Pacnet for $697M

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> US Internet to offer 10G fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to parts of southwest Minneapolis for $400 a month. Article

> Telstra has reached an agreement to acquire Asian telecom provider Pacnet for $697 million. Article

> CenturyLink is working with Minneapolis to obtain a cable franchise agreement to deliver its Prism TV service to the city's residents. Article

> VeriSign Chief Security Officer Danny McPherson said he is concerned about the future security of the Domain Name System (DNS). Article

Cable News
> Dish Network engaged in talks with embattled Sony Pictures over the weekend about screening the comedy feature The Interview for its 14 million subscribers, but ultimately balked. Article

> The National Cable Television Cooperative has announced its first-ever broadcast retransmission agreement with The Walt Disney Company, a deal that covers eight stations in major markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint executives said throughout 2014 that they planned to launch carrier aggregation technology on the company's 2.5 GHz TD-LTE service by the end of this year. Article

> Startup firm M2M Spectrum Networks (a 2014 Fierce 15 winner) has launched its network in almost all the cities it intended to by year-end, but it has not yet announced any commercial customers and is still refining its business plan. Article

And finally… @ftthcouncil: New survey shows #fiber to the home gained momentum in 2014. Post

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