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

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@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


> 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