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Nokia Throws Cold Water on Juniper Rumor

Yesterday, CNBC was pushing a rumor that Nokia was planning a buyout of Juniper Networks.  Their sources suggested that a bid of some $16B was in the works.  Juniper's stock price has surged 10% in the last two days and was up further after hours last night, suggesting someone out there believes the rumors.... […]

Comment Deadlines Set for Proposed Changes in Ancillary/Supplementary Service Report Requirements

As we reported back in October, the Commission has proposed to end the requirement that all digital television, LPTV, and TV translator stations file annual ancillary/supplementary services reports. Plus, it instead requires only stations which actually offer such ancillary/supplementary services to file the forms and report on any revenues received. Show More Summary

FCC Fines Maker of Light Fixtures. Really.

The FCC proposed a fine of $25,000 against a manufacturer of fluorescent lighting fixtures. Wait a minute. Lighting fixtures? Well, sure, the FCC regulates radio transmitters. And digital devices, which produce radio waves as a by-product that can interfere with communications. Show More Summary

I Know You Called: FCC Approves New Rules Permitting Disclosure of Blocked Caller IDs For Threatening Calls

If you’re a traditional landline user who grew up prank calling friends, you’re probably familiar with the dialing code 67, which blocked the outgoing Caller ID information from being transmitted to the call recipient. But you probably didn’t know that, under one of the FCC’s privacy rules, your decision to block your Caller ID transmission...… Continue Reading

Wednesday Roundup: Sparkle, Interxion, NTT, Ribbon

Here's three bits of news from around the world, plus a name change:... [visit site to read more]

The case for an Internet Commission

“What is needed is something altogether different, more securely based and properly resourced with acknowledged high-level experts drawn from Government, Opposition Parties, industry, academia and civil society circles, particularly from within the free speech and digital rights communities. Show More Summary

Metro Bytes: WANRack, Webair, RACK59

Here are a few items of interest from the metro from the start of this week:... [visit site to read more]

Atlanta Gets Ready for CyrusOne

Reports suggest that Atlanta is going to have a new player in its data center marketplace. The Douglas City Council has approved tax incentives for a $200M data center buildout on a 44-acre site in the Riverside Business Park, and reports indicate that builder will be CyrusOne. ... [visit site to read more]

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