Levin heads FCC's broadband effort; Autonet Mobile signs deal with Volkswagon

> FCC Acting Chairman Michael Copps announced that Blair Levin will rejoin the Commission to help coordinate its development of a national broadband plan. Release

> The Telecommunications Industry Association on Friday presented its list of recommendations to the FCC for creating a strong National Broadband Plan. Article

> Autonet Mobile announced an agreement to equip the Volkswagen Routan with uconnect web--the in-car Internet service already available to Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep owners. Release

> Motorola and Saudi Arabia's Etihad Atheeb Telecom Company (GO) have announced the launch of a new nationwide WiMAX 8­02.16e network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Article

> Datang Telecom Technology and Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a trial TD-SCDMA network in Taiwan, according to China's official news agency, Xinhua. Article

> Three operators left in Italian 3G auction. Article

> LG to launch 3G watch phone in July. Article

> Juniper, Nokia Siemens form joint venture to target telecom carriers. Article

And Finally... Too much cell phone use can lead to overextending nerves, causing what doctors call "cell phone elbow." Article