MetroPCS roll out another LTE market; Verizon adds EV-DO connectivity to 1x femtocell

> Forty awardees from 22 states received more $504 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's RUS broadband stimulus fund in the second round for use in the deployment of WiMAX networks. Release

> Mobile broadband gateway developer Stoke announced the XGLC, extending the range of its Stoke Session Exchange (SSX) platform with a new packet processing card targeting LTE deployments. Release

> Continuous Computing announced that Allot Communications is using its packet processing and switch technology to power the Allot Service Gateway Sigma (SG-Sigma) platform. Release

> MetroPCS has begun commercial 4G LTE services in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit is the third U.S. city where MetroPCS is offering commercial 4G LTE service. Article

> Verizon Wireless is updating its Network Extender femtocell, adding 3G EV-DO connectivity to a platform that previously only offered 1X voice. Article

And Finally... Authorities say a 19-year-old Northern California man was arrested after he asked a police officer for a ride, agreed to be searched and was found to have cocaine in his pocket. Article