Verizon discusses videoconferencing attire; solving the middle/last mile disconnect

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> Verizon asks, does videoconferencing make you want to change your dress style? Video

> ADTRAN enables service providers to leverage its Optical Networking Edge (ONE) portfolio and Advanced Operational Environment (AOE) to eliminate the need for capital-intensive overlay builds to support 4G backhaul services. Release

> Argentina cable MSO Cablevision will deploy Alcatel-Lucent's 100 Gbps optical solution to keep up with growing customer demand for video, multimedia and other bandwidth intensive Internet applications. Article

> GSA has selected Vector Resources as one of nine small businesses (and 21 companies overall) that will provide networking and telecommunications services under the GSA Connections II contract. Release

> Israel's Bezeq leverages CTERA Networks' Cloud Storage Gateways for its hybrid cloud-based Remote Backup for Business service. Release

And finally ... Broadband industry insider Craig Settles opines that despite all of the potential benefits that middle mile networks bring, there's not enough effort to connect consumers and businesses in the last mile to these networks. Article