ViaSat upgrades airborne network to 1 Mbps; Xtel partners with Intellifiber

> ViaSat has upgraded its airborne broadband network transmission rate to 1 Mbps. Used primarily by military aircraft for surveillance, the faster network makes it possible to send high-resolution video and other broadband data from the aircraft. News release.

> Xtel Communications has partnered with Intellifiber, allowing the service provider to offer its VoIP, hosted PBX and other solutions over Intellifiber's high capacity fiber network. News release.

> Frontier will host a conference call Aug. 4, 2010 at 9:00 a.m., immediately after releasing its Q2 2010 results. Investors will also get an update on Frontier's acquisition of Verizon assets in West Va., which closes July 1. News release.

> AT&T's quarterly dividend: $0.42 a share, payable on Aug. 2. Release.

> Chile's telecom market, one of Latin America's most advanced, remains solid and will bounce back with a 4.4 percent CAGR from 2010 to 2015, Pyramid Research predicts. News release.

> Speaking of Chile, have you downloaded our new e-book, Latin America's Next Generation Networks? No pressure or anything, but it's free.

And finally... Schoolwires, a provider of "community-based solutions" for K-12 educational districts, has released Centricity2, an IP-based platform that connects parents and students to their schools. The open API framework allows developers to integrate compliant systems, data and third-party applications into a unified platform. News release.