Zhone Technologies announces new FiberLAN deployment with Fuller Apartment Homes; Fiber-based broadband investments drive up New Zealand's industry investment to $1.35B

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> Zhone Technologies announced a new FiberLAN deployment with Fuller Apartment Homes for its 224 unit Park Square at Seven Oaks upscale apartment community currently under construction in southwest Bakersfield, Calif. Release

> According to the latest telecom monitoring report by New Zealand's Commerce Commission, New Zealand industry investment rose to $1.35 billion in 2012/13 from $1.06 billion in 2010/11 due to the buildout of fiber-based broadband. Article (sub. req.)

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> Verizon Wireless said it will conduct the first commercial test of what it calls LTE Multicast technology with a live broadcast of this Sunday's IndyCar Series race. Article

> Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, AT&T CFO John Stephens said the carrier considered a purchase of Dish Network's spectrum holdings, but ultimately decided against making a move over concerns that regulators at the FCC and Department of Justice might squash the deal. Article

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