Verizon doubles data center capacity in Australia; IRS can read anyone's e-mail without a warrant

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @btletstalk: Private cloud drives data center expansion, says survey. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Verizon has doubled the capacity of its Fyshwick data center in Canberra, giving it more than 75,000 square feet of data center floor space in Australia. Release

> Frontier Communications has extended the early tender deadline of its tender offer for its 8.25 percent senior notes due in 2017. Article

> The IRS, according to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union, can read anyone's e-mail without a warrant. Article

Cable News

> DirecTV plans to launch DogTV, a network focused on programming that can soothe or entertain canines while their owners are out of the house, in Q3 2013. Article

> Cablevision has promoted Kristin Dolan as its new president of Optimum Services. Article

IPTV News

> Google, AT&T compete in new 1 Gbps Fiber to the Premises service race in Austin, Texas. Article

Online Video News

> Video encoder/transcoder vendors, according to a new ABI Research report, are pursuing content owners who are buying their own equipment to circumvent pay TV operators and deliver their services directly to consumers. Article

> Peter Chernin is willing to put up $500 million to purchase Hulu, a service he helped create in 2007.  Article

And finally … The Australia Coalition Party's FTTN NBN broadband program is more "realistic and could be delivered cheaper and quicker because it avoids most of the last-mile construction work," says Informa's Tony Brown. Article

Suggested Articles

BT Ireland and Huawei are laying claim to the first 1.2 Tb/s transmission real-time trial based on a commercial product platform in a live network.

Google Fiber announced this week it was pulling the plug on its 100 Mbps service to new customers in order to just offer its gigabit service.

MEF outlined an ambitious roadmap at last month's MEF19 conference that included deeper partnerships with cloud providers using the LSO Sonata APIs.