Verizon has about 6,000 techs working to restore services; Australia's cybercrime rate only 1%

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> WidePoint's subsidiary iSYS has been awarded the second option period contract to provide mobile Telecom Expense Management Services (TEMS) to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Release

> A new fiber connection between Burkina Faso and Niger has been lit to address the growing demand for higher speed telecom services in West Africa. Article

> Cybercrime in Australia continues to be low, with only 1 percent of those surveyed saying they have had their identity stolen. Article

Cable News

> Cablevision said that 1.6M of the households it serves with its Optimum service suite in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are still without power. Article

> Boxee pitches free Netflix and cloud DVR to sell new TV set-top. Article

Enterprise Communications News
> Cisco issued security warnings on Halloween that hackers could exploit security holes in data center manager, web conferencing products. Article

> Microsoft links Lync with Skype service. Article

> BT passes 750,000 IPTV subscriber mark and its last mile fiber roll out may be completed ahead of schedule. Article

> Gateway and cloud is not an either/or proposition, but rather one option that service providers can use to roll out video services. Article

Online Video News

> Online video not disrupting traditional movie distribution, says Lionsgate manager. Article

And finally … Globecomm said its Long Island and Maryland Facilities were up 100 percent throughout Hurricane Sandy. Release