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Mar 31, 20064 mins

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Sprint lays out its wireless broadband network plans, 03/30/06

Sprint announced Thursday that it is speeding up its broadband wireless network this year while expanding its geographic reach.

Google plans to raise $2.1 billion in stock offering, 03/30/06

Even after amassing $8 billion in cash by the end of 2005, Google is looking for more, announcing on Wednesday that it plans to issue an additional 5.3 million shares of stock.

Democrats attack move to weaken ‘Net neutrality, 03/30/06

Key Democratic lawmakers, and some Republicans, on Thursday protested proposed legislation in Congress that would weaken earlier attempts to keep broadband providers from discriminating against online content or services offered by competitors.

Google acquires stake in AOL, nails down partnership plans, 03/29/06

Google has finalized the details of its expanded partnership with Time Warner’s America Online subsidiary, including the acquisition of a 5% stake in AOL for $1 billion, Google said Wednesday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

U.S. regains most-connected status, 03/29/06

The United States for the third time in five years is number one on the Networked Readiness Index, a ranking based on a country’s overall ability to exploit information and communications technology “for development and increased competitiveness.”

Microsoft cuts MSN dial-up price to woo AOL customers, 03/28/06

Microsoft is offering an almost 20% discount on its MSN Dial-Up service’s regular price, plus a free month of service, partly to nab America Online dial-up subscribers unhappy with a recent price hike, Microsoft announced Tuesday.

Report: Consumer ‘advocates’ flack for telecom industry, 03/28/06

Nine groups purporting to be consumer advocates or think tanks are fronts for large telecommunications carriers as Congress debates telecom reform, according to a report issued by Common Cause Tuesday.

CLECs combine to increase scale, 03/28/06

CTC Communications and Choice One Communications, which in February announced their agreement to merge, this week said they are jointly acquiring CLEC Conversent Communications.

Lucent, Alcatel rekindle talks, 03/28/06

Lucent and Alcatel have confirmed that they are pursuing another “merger of equals,” priced at market, which would make it a $34 billion deal – Lucent has a market …

Mobile users to get more control of personal data, 03/28/06

Mobile subscribers will be able to easily control what applications can access their location and other personal information with software that’s now commercially available from Redknee., the mobile infrastructure software vendor said Tuesday.

Verizon adds application awareness to VPN, 03/28/06

Verizon Business has unveiled services to help businesses improve the performance of their IP networks and associated business applications.

Opinion: Metaphors matter — Internet access vs. Internet connectivity, 03/27/06

Unlike with the power, water and broadcast networks, Internet users are creating their own content and services, and relying on the Internet as an exchange mechanism – not merely a distribution network.

Force10 touts 10G Internet switch, 03/27/06

Force10 this week is expected to announce an all-10G Ethernet stackable switch targeting super high-end computer clusters and corporate data centers deploying …

Carrier CEOs attempt to clear the air on ‘Net neutrality, 03/27/06

Telecom executives and regulators last week attempted to clarify their positions on ‘Net neutrality, an increasingly contentious issue given the growth and importance of the Internet and consolidation producing more powerful players.

Nortel to simplify, expand services offerings, 03/27/06

Nortel announced Monday that it will simplify its services offerings as well as provide integration of equipment from other vendors, in an effort to spur new revenue from the services it offers to large businesses and service providers.

Hughes launches managed service for businesses, 03/27/06

Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite services, launched on Monday the first offering for the North American large-business and government markets under a new service brand.

Higher education slowly embraces shared network services, 03/27/06

Colleges and universities can no longer afford go it alone in meeting campus demand for network and IT services.