ALSO NOTED: Rim Semiconductor speeds DSL; Eagle Broadband logs set-top order; and much more...

> Rim Semiconductor Co. of Portland, Ore., has prepared Version 1.0 of its Internet Protocol Subscriber Line spec, which it says allows 35 MBps from as far as 8,000 feet. Press Release

> Eagle Broadband of League City, Texas, said its "leading hospitality customer" has ordered 1,100 additional MediaPro IP3000HD set-top boxes. Press Release

> San Diego, Calif., tech firm Veramatrix and SysMaster of Walnut Creek, Calif., are partnering on IPTV security technology for transmission over public networks. Press Release

> BT Vision, the IPTV initiative of the eponymous British telco, is reporting 24,000 customer sign-ups over the last two months. Report

> Telefónica de Argentina is going forward with its IPTV plans despite warnings from the federal broadcast authority there that it was not approved to do so, according to TeleGeography. Article

> Coppergate, the Israeli maker of the IPTV distribution technology adopted by AT&T, has appointed a new chief financial officer. Press Release

> France cable operator Canal+ signed a distribution deal for seven new channels with IPTV service providers Orange, Neuf Cegetel and Iliad's Free. Article

And finally… Yet another online video player, FreeTube, offers ad-supported streaming of TV channels, including KVVU-TV,  Meredith Corp. station in Las Vegas. FreeTube is calling itself "relatively new," but it showed up in Digg nearly a year ago and isn't clear about where it's located. FierceIPTV would like to hear what readers know about FreeTube. Press Release