Verizon said it maintained uptime during Northeast storm; State lawmakers protest Internet sales tax bill

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@FierceTelecom RT @garykim: Ovum: Service providers could lose up to 1/2 of their customers in 12 months. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Verizon said its customers remained online despite the record snowfall that took place in the Northeast. Release

> Beginning in April, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Japan Exchange Group (JPX) plan to launch the JPX-SGX co-location direct service. Article

> State lawmakers are protesting a proposed law to place sales taxes on Internet purchases. Article

> Oxford Networks has selected Broadsoft's BroadCloud managed services to power its Cloud Branch Exchange (ONcbx), a cloud-based business communications service designed for small and medium sized businesses. Release

Cable News
> Even though it's stuck paying the Los Angeles Dodgers an average of $340 million annually for the next 24 years for a regional sports network no other major pay-TV operator will carry, Time Warner Cable may not be gun shy about launching another regional sports network in the Los Angeles market. Article

> The Los Angeles Times just might be the first national publication to declare the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable not a fait accompli. Article

Online Video News
> WWE's online video gamble, WWE Network, has crossed its first big subscriber benchmark, passing 1 million subscribers this week. Article

Wireless News
> FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel renewed her call for the FCC to free up more spectrum for unlicensed uses and Wi-Fi, something that has been a perennial concern of hers. Article

> Sony plans to slash another 1,000 jobs from its smartphone unit amid a push to get back to profitability, according to multiple reports. Article

And finally… A security researcher revealed that there's a DNS hijacking vulnerability that could affect D-Link DSL routers and other devices because it is located in a popular firmware used by different manufacturers. Article

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