Utah's UTOPIA carries heavy debt load; Finland dad settles anti-piracy case with CIAPC for €300

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> UTOPIA, Utah's open access broadband network, continues to carry a high debt load. Article

> Vitesse announced the availability of a new reference design delivering carrier-class networking for delivery of cloud-based business services. Release

> Amazon pushes back on private clouds. Podcast

> Slovak Telecom faces a €50,000 ($65,000) fine for failing to satisfy its universal service obligations, following complaints from inhabitants of several remote areas. Article

> Lyse, a Norway-based power and communications company, and EB are going to jointly build Norway's largest fiber service company. Article

Cable News

> Verizon has informed its FiOS TV subscribers that it is going to stop offering Youtoo TV on its channel lineup at the end of the year. Article

> Charter Communications has signed a new retransmission-consent contract with LIN TV just as the broadcaster was about to take away TV stations from customers in Alabama, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Oregon and New England. Article

Enterprise Communications News

> Polycom posted a 15.2 percent year-over-year revenue decline in Q3. Article

> North American UCaaS providers will have to provide effective back-office support for large installations, said Gartner in its 2012 Magic Quadrant for UCaaS report. Article


> A Leichtman Research Group survey says 52 percent of U.S. households with pay TV now have a DVR, almost twice the number of those who had it five years ago. Article

And finally... The father of a nine-year-old girl who was accused of illegally downloading music in Finland settled an anti-piracy case with the Copyright Information and Anti-piracy Centre (CIAPC) for €300 ($391.20). Article