Verizon's board declared a quarterly dividend; WOW! Business taps tw telecom veteran Ken Worcester as VP of channel sales

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> Verizon Communications' board declared a quarterly dividend of 53 cents per outstanding share, unchanged from the previous quarter. Release

> WOW! Business taps tw telecom veteran Ken Worcester as vice president of channel sales. Release

> NBN Co., the company building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network, is making more information available regarding the progress of the infrastructure rollout. Article

Cable News
> One week after launching a subscription-based a la carte online channel, Tennis Channel digital media chief Adam Ware touted what he called "hybrid" TV Everywhere programming outlets as an effective offset to the forces of pay TV dis-aggregation. Article

> Amid the avalanche of coverage for the proposed $49 billion takeover of DirecTV by AT&T over the last two weeks, the satellite pay-TV service's infiltration into the Latin American market has been largely an afterthought. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said he does not see the carrier going head-to-head in the near-term with the likes of Comcast, Verizon Communications and AT&T in the market for wired home broadband Internet access. Article

> Ericsson is not giving up on the market for smartphone modems, but it will have a steep hill to climb to challenge industry leader Qualcomm. Article

And finally… Incumbent telco lobbying is preventing consumers from getting 1 Gbps connections in many communities and cities throughout the country that are already wired with fiber. Article