Vonage settles class action consumer suit; Speaking out in favor of broadband caps

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Vonage settled a consumer class action with law firms Seeger Weiss LLP and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC  for $4.75 million. Release

> AT&T's new Havoc linear "social television channel" will let U-verse TV subscribers vote on videos through Twitter. Article

> Turkish consumers lashed out online on Facebook and in towns and cities to protest the government's telecom regulator, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, or BTK, on proposed Internet filtering rules. Article

> Charlie Ergen, Dish Network's founder, will step down as CEO, leaving the duties to Sirius Satellite chairman Joseph Clayton. Article

> The National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA) believes that the Rural Utilities Service's (RUS) interim rules need to be changed to ensure more service providers aren't getting funding to overbuild in areas that already have broadband. Article  

And finally ... Usage-based billing (UBB) for broadband service is a good thing for the telecom industry, a Wall Street Journal editorial says, siding with AT&T and other service providers. Article