Verizon adds Longhorn Network to FiOS lineup; Comcast hunts thieves of its Houston power equipment

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> Verizon added the University of Texas Longhorn Network to its sports channel lineup just in time for the football season opener on Sept. 3. Release

> An Australian government committee believes that a new strategy is needed to drive more subscriber uptake for its $36 billion National Broadband Network (NBN). Article

> Actiontec's M1424WR family of wireless home routers awarded ICSA Labs' Managed Broadband Home Router Certification. Release

> TDS' board of directors has declared a Q3 2011 dividend of $.1175 per Common Share, Special Common Share and Series A Common Share. Release

> Metaswitch appointed Thomas L. Cronan III as its new chief financial officer. Release

> Lightower is sharing the latest updates on its growing Northeast network during this week's Channel Partners Conference and Expo on Aug. 24-26, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. Release

And finally ... Comcast is looking for suspects who stole power equipment in its Houston serving area. Article