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Verizon Aims for 6-7 Million FiOS Users by 2010
Verizon expects to continue passing some 3 million premises annually through 2010, when the company expects to have passed about 18 million homes, or over half the homes it serves.
From Verizon Policy Blog, February 07, 2008

Bidding Stalls Again on Key U.S. Wireless Airwaves
The $4.74 billion in bids for eight regional pieces of the C block airwaves on Monday surpassed a $4.71 billion offer made last Thursday for a nationwide package of the spectrum.
From Reuters, February 07, 2008

Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s Universal Broadband Initiative
Some 50 business, government and academic leaders gathered Tuesday morning to learn more about Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s Universal Broadband Initiative and the 180-mile, regional fiber optic ring project that began installation last November.
From Rochester Business Journal, February 07, 2008

EarthLink Narrows Quarterly Loss on Lower Exposure
Internet service provider EarthLink Inc narrowed its quarterly loss, helped in part by lower operating costs and expenses, triggering a 4 percent rise in its shares in pre-market trade.
From Reuters, February 07, 2008

Suburban St. Louis Wi-Fi Startup Finding a Niche
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 07, 2008

DailyWireless Offers Updated Analysis of Ad-Supported Models
MetroFi now serves about 29 percent of Portland, according to CEO Chuck Haas, up from about 25 percent in October.
From DailyWireless.org, February 05, 2008

Nokia Siemens Funds Global Connectivity Scorecard
Scorecard ranks countries on approximately 30 indicators of connectivity -- including broadband, fixed-line, mobile and computing technologies -- that contribute to the enhancement of a country’s social and economic prosperity.
From London Business School, February 05, 2008

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative Announces Major Network Expansion
The Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC) has dramatically expanded the backbone capacity of the Southside Virginia Regional Backbone Network, with additional funding from the Virginia Tobacco Commission and expansions to its Infinera regional network.
From FOX Business, February 05, 2008

Wireless Minneapolis Grants Help Bridge the Digital Divide
The Digital Inclusion Fund has awarded its first nine grants totaling $200,000 to organizations across the city for programs to promote technology access and technology literacy.
From City of Minneapolis, February 05, 2008

Connect Kentucky Update: Broadband Tax Plan Ditched
Connect Kentucky has suffered a rare legislative setback, deciding not to go ahead with a bill that would have redirected tax receipts from the state treasury to telephone companies as a way of paying for the buildout of broadband.
From Public Knowledge, February 05, 2008

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