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> VoIPReview.org announces the top ways VoIP will slash pricey phone bills in 2013. Release

> The taxing truth about VoIP phone services taxes. Article

> Cisco's new prime time video conferencing from VoIP, fit for an executive boardroom. Release

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Telecom News

> Frontier Communications, West Virginia's largest telco, on Tuesday said it is concerned about how the state's Broadband Development Council is going to dole out $3.15 million in broadband service grants next week. Article

> Skytide, a video analytics purveyor, is confident that in 2013 a commercially viable over-the-top (OTT) model will emerge that will provide equal growth opportunities for both content owners and ISPs. Article

Cable News

> Verizon and Coinstar won't launch their Redbox Instant by Verizon joint venture until as late as the second quarter of 2013, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said Tuesday. Article

> Cablevision said it dropped the Optimum brand from its commercial phone and high-speed Internet subsidiary, which has returned to its original name: Lightpath. Article

IPTV News

> Netflix's blockbuster three-year deal with Walt Disney Co. will probably change the way multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) approach their premium content delivery and the over-the-top space. Article

> FCC documentation has confirmed that something is afoot between Netgear and Google on a long-anticipated Google TV device. Article

Online Video News

> Yahoo! has continued its move into developing online video offerings for smartphones and tablet computers by acquiring Silicon Valley mobile startup OnTheAir. Article

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