NPL enhances network with Alcatel-Lucent optical gear; Republicans want cost analysis of FCC's E-Rate improvement program

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> The UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has enhanced its network to include a 10G backbone with Alcatel-Lucent gear to aid research. Article

> Senate green lights the Harkin/Roberts Bill to protect rural co-op pensions. Article

Cable News
> A carriage deal Viacom struck with Time Warner Cable in late December includes terms that will see TWC use dynamic ad-insertion technology to deliver targeted ads in programming from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and other Viacom-owned networks. Article

> Aereo said that it has stopped taking orders from new customers for its $8 monthly service in New York after it reached full capacity. Article

Wireless News
> The FCC is considering a rule that would require wireless carriers and providers of over-the-top messaging applications to provide text-to-911 service by the end of 2014. Article

> T-Mobile US is buying lower 700 MHz A Bock spectrum from Verizon Wireless for $2.36 billion, but argues that it still needs more low-band spectrum to compete more effectively with Verizon and AT&T Mobility. Article

And finally… Republicans request cost analysis of the FCC's move to realign the E-Rate program. Article