Western Iowa Networks to launch 1 Gbps service; TDS elects four incumbent directors to its board

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> Western Iowa Networks (WIN) will start delivering 1 Gbps fiber broadband service to Breda, Carroll, Lidderdale and Westside beginning in July. Article

> Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) elected four incumbent directors--Clarence A. Davis, George W. Off, Mitchell H. Saranow and Gary L. Sugarman–to its board. Release

> According to the EU's latest "digital scoreboard" recently unveiled by European Commissioner Neelie Kroes, 20 percent of Europeans have never used the Internet. Article

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> Engineers for upstart subscription video on demand service Aereo said they were working out bugs in a new player app for Google Chromecast and that the app wouldn't be released as planned Thursday. Article

> Right-wing media company Newsmax announced Thursday that it will launch a new pay TV channel intended to challenge incumbent Fox News for cable news audience share and advertisers. Article

Online Video News
> Hulu is reportedly in talks with Sony Pictures Television to produce more episodes of Community, a show with a devoted following that was recently canceled by NBC. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) indicated it has struck deals with both Sprint (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) to interconnect VoIP traffic, which could be a precursor to Voice over LTE roaming agreements. Article

> Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said although the company missed the shift in the market to tablets, it will not miss the move to wearable computing, which he said will be the next phase of computing as consumers ditch PCs in favor of mobile devices. Article

And finally… #CloudComputing continues to raise questions about the future of the data center. Post

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