Verizon's @seekandspark partnership brings more indie film choices to FiOS customers; Blackburn challenges FCC net neutrality rules with Internet Freedom Act

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@FierceTelecom RT ‏@AccentureCloud:  More than 75% of companies say critical apps will be hosted on a #hybridcloud in 3 years. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Verizon's new partnership with @seedandspark brings more #indiefilm choices to #FiOS customers. Release

> Representative Marsha Blackburn has proposed the "Internet Freedom Act" (.pdf), a new piece of legislation centered on overturning the FCC's Title II-based net neutrality rules and prohibiting the agency from trying to make new ones. Article

> Vernon Telephone Coop has tapped Allied Telesis as its vendor for its fiber network expansion effort. Release

Cable News
> The cable industry has a new hedge in its battle to control spiraling program costs: Hook the struggle to the federal government's effort to expand high-speed Internet deployment. Article

> Cablevision lost 34,000 video subscribers in the fourth quarter, with its heavy competitive exposure to Verizon FiOS beginning to take a toll on the MSO's pay-TV customer base. Article

Wireless News
> Researchers at the Central Intelligence Agency have spent years trying to crack the security and encryption technology of Apple iPhones and iPads as part of an effort to remotely steal information off of those devices, according to a report from The Intercept. Article

> Verizon Wireless is not that worried that cable MSOs will start eating into the wireless business with Wi-Fi-first business models, according to a senior Verizon executive. Article

And finally… @tdstelecom: "Workplaces and businesses of all sizes are adapting #telecommuting policies." Article