Netflix ranks Charter, Comcast as top performing ISPs; Indiana co-op tabs Zhone for buildout

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> Indiana-based Pulaski-White Rural Telephone Cooperative has tabbed Zhone (NASDAQ:ZHNE) to help it build a new fiber network that will support delivery of more affordable and more reliable high speed Internet access, VoIP and video services to subscribers. Article

> AT&T says it's seen strong growth in its U-verse TV deployment in South Florida, topping 100,000 subscribers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties despite an otherwise lagging economy in the state. Article

> Netflix says its latest data shows Charter and Comcast are the No. 1 and No. 2 top performers in its ISP delivery rankings. The worst? Clearwire and Frontier. Blog

> Texas telco Hill Country Telephone Cooperative will use the Calix B6 Ethernet Service Access Nodes to move fiber forward, pulling 151 miles of fiber optic cable deep into its network, leveraging asynchronous digital subscriber line 2 plus (ADSL2+) over the remaining last mile copper to bring advanced broadband services to more than 550 rural subscribers. Release

And finally... A man rescued by U.S. Park Police after diving into New York Harbor claimed God told him to swim to Liberty Island and that he'd rather die than fail his mission. Article