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Ciena furthers Ethernet influence at BT Openreach

BT Openreach has responded to its service provider customers' desire for more Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) services and bandwidth by selecting Ciena's E-suite family of packet switch modules.

Let's Keep Florida Breathable

Last week former environmental officials released a statement supporting Governor Rick Scott’s “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful” conservation plan. While conservation is a worthy goal, it will mean very little if state leaders don’t also develop a plan focused on addressing climate change. read more

Telstra expands Whispir platform to the U.S., deepens cloud presence

Telstra Global has taken another step forward in its U.S. service expansion with plans to add its cloud-based communications platform, Whispir Conversation, to its business offering this month.

Germany's Grid: Renewables-Rich and Rock-Solid

Germany's grid is carrying record levels of renewable energy, yet reliability is improving according to the latest government data

NLRB Panel Likes "Likes"

To the likely dislike of companies who aren’t careful about their social media policies, NLRB holds Facebook “liking” can be “concerted protected activity”. I’ve written a few pieces about the National Labor Relations (NLRB) and social media. Show More Summary

Celebrating women's growing influence on the wireless industry

The wireless and overall telecom industry always have been male-dominated fields, but it's clear that a number of savvy women continue to rise through the executive ranks at some of the largest wireless providers and industry associations.

Greenland And West Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss More Than Doubled In Last Five Years

A new study finds that both the Greenland ice sheet and West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) have seen an astonishing increase in ice loss in just the past five years. This first-ever extensive mapping of the two great ice sheets using the CryoSat-2 satellite confirms the findings. read more

My Smart Home Trolled Me

“Motion near upstairs,” the notification says. That’s upstairs in my apartment, the place I was around 2,800 miles away from; on the other side of the country from, in fact. It’s Saturday morning, I’m away for the weekend, and SmartThings is being terribly helpful in notifying me that one of its motion detectors has spotted Continue reading ?

Are Deferred Radio Renewals Headed for Hearings?

Audio Division may be considering designating some renewal applications for hearing, but practical considerations could, and should, make it think twice. Last February my colleague Howard Weiss reported on a decision by the Audio Division...Show More Summary

Narvaez Wins Election, Will Become AWRA President-Elect in 2015

AWRA is pleased to announce the association’s recent election results. “I would like to welcome Martha as the incoming president-elect for AWRA, and Lisa and Wayne to the AWRA Board,” said John C. Tracy, current AWRA president-elect,...Show More Summary

Hawaiian Telcom takes part in 100G SEA-US submarine cable system

Hawaiian Telcom is joining a host of Asia Pacific and U.S.-based service providers to establish the Southeast Asia--United States (SEA-US) consortium to build and operate a trans-Pacific submarine cable system, connecting Indonesia, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and California.

FairPoint, northern New England unions come to impasse over contract proposals

FairPoint and workers represented by its northern New England labor unions International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have failed to come to an agreement after the previously collective bargaining agreements expired three weeks ago.

Lawsuit Says Kroger Bread Contains Carcinogen

Supermarket chain Kroger is allegedly selling wheat bread containing high levels of urethane without a required warning on the packaging, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The lawsuit, filed by Custodio & Dubey LLP, says urethane is a carcinogen and California Proposition 65 requires manufacturers and other businesses to post […]

Renewable Energy Provides 100 Percent of New Electrical Generation in July

Data from the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report just released from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects shows that 100 percent of new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service for July came from renewable energy sources. read more

CentriLogic acquires Adveniat, expands cloud, hosting and co-location footprint

CentriLogic, a managed hosting and cloud computing provider, is enhancing its data center reach by striking an agreement to acquire U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) data center operator and hosting services provider Adveniat.

PRESIDENT TO TAKE ACTION ON CLIMATE

Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty Coral Davenport, August 26, 2014 (NY Times) “The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming...Show More Summary

BIRDS AND ENERGY, THE BIGGER STORY

CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal? Emily Atkin, August 25, 2014 (ClimateProgress) “In response to growing accusations from both conservationists and conservatives that renewable energy sources like solar and wind kill too many birds, U.S. Show More Summary

NEW CA LAW STREAMLINES SOLAR PERMITTING

Assembly bill could lower cost of residential solar in California Chad Garland, August 23, 2014 LA Times The Solar Permitting Efficiency Act (AB 2188), designed to streamline and standardize the permitting process statewide and saveShow More Summary

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