Verizon's 500 Mbps FiOS tier not available to every customer; EoDS1 can extend Ethernet over Copper in rural areas

Wireline news across the web:

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> A number of Verizon customers in Broadband Reports' FiOS forum have complained that not everyone can get the telco's new 500 Mbps speed tier. Article

> AT&T invested nearly $625 million in its wireless and wired networks in Illinois in the first half of 2013, including connecting its fiber network to 6,100 businesses and U-verse to almost 32,250 customer locations. Release

> Level 3 will provide a North American satellite gateway for O3b Networks, a global satellite service provider that's building a satellite network for service providers, Internet service providers, and enterprise and government customers in emerging markets. Release

Cable News

> Cable One parent company The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its newspaper business to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, but its cable systems and TV stations aren't included in the deal. Article

> Comcast has started testing a new iPad and iPhone application which allows subscribers to access programming from a cloud-based DVR. Article


> A new Incognito Software survey finds that 70 percent of cable operators and satellite providers see OTT as an opportunity, not a threat. Article

And finally … Telcos can use EoDS1 technology to extend the reach of Ethernet over Copper into rural locations. Post