Utah has fast Internet speeds, says Akamai; Juniper may consider becoming a private company again

Wireline news from across the web:

> Utah, according to Akamai's State of the Internet Report, is one of the states with the fastest Internet speeds. Salt Lake Tribune article

> MRV announced that Adam Scheer has been named Senior Vice President of Product Line Management and Corporate Development, a newly created position. Release

> Jim Campbell, former Regional Vice President of Public Policy for CenturyLink's Midwest Region has returned to the private practice of law as a partner of the Denver Law firm of Campbell Killin Brittan and Ray. Release

> QTS Realty Trust has received Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) High Authorization and Accreditation at its Richmond and Atlanta-Metro data centers for physical and environmental services. Release

> Spain leads European FTTH penetration with 1.89 million connections. Advanced Television article

Cable News
> New Street Research analysts believe Charter Communications likely will be successful in its efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, unlike Comcast in its failed attempt to purchase TWC. Article

> Comcast's NBCUniversal today took the wraps off its new subscription on demand streaming video service, Seeso, which will launch in January for $3.99 per month. Article

Installer News
> Comcast said it will begin offering professional installation services for its emerging Xfinity Home home-automation and security service. Article

Online Video News
> A new study by Engagement Labs that measures social data for online and offline conversations (word of mouth), found that series on Fox, ABC, NBC and other broadcast networks that have middling to low traditional TV ratings do well in terms of engagement scores. Article

Wireless News
> According to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Spreadtrum, Samsung LSI and HiSilicon grabbed the top five baseband revenue share spots in the second quarter. Article

> Verizon Wireless said all 21 of its partners in its LTE in Rural America (LRA) program have now launched LTE service, which it said fulfills its goal of expanding coverage to rural parts of the country. Article

And finally … Juniper may be considering becoming a private company again. Article