West Va. gets $8.4 million FCC broadband grant; Time Warner Cable mistakenly charges user $16 million

Wireline news from across the Web:

> West Virginia has received an $8.4 million grant from the FCC's Rural Health Pilot Program to provide broadband access to 93 health care centers and rural health clinics across the state. Article

> ATLANTIC-ACM named six service providers as winners of 2011 Awards for U.S. Wholesale Carrier Excellence during last week's COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2011 Convention and EXPO in Las Vegas, including: AT&T: Voice Quality; Global Crossing: Billing; Level 3: Sales Representatives; Sprint: Brand, Provisioning, Network and Customer Service; Qwest: Data Quality; and XO: Voice Price and Data Price. Release

> The Serbian government is considering cancelling its sale of a 51 percent stake in Telekom Srbija because Telekom Austria could not fulfill the government's $2 billion asking price. Article

> Israeli-based satellite provider says 'YES' to trial Celeno WiFi home networking chipset that will allow users to stream SD/HD Video on Demand (VoD) services throughout a home via WiFi. Release  

> NTT America has become a Diamond Sponsor of NewNOG, a community-based non-profit and current owner North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) community. Release

And finally ... After ordering a March Madness basketball viewing package, Lt. Daniel DeVirgilio, an engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base got an unwelcome surprise when Time Warner Cable mistakenly sent a $16 million bill. Post

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