Verizon sees data traffic doubling every year; AT&T to provide 3G connectivity for new Barnes & Nobile ereader

> Verizon Wireless reports that it sees data traffic doubling every year, and in four to five years, video will account for more than 60 percent of data growth, said Ivan Seidenberg, chairman of Verizon Communications. Article

> AT&T will provide 3G wireless service for Barnes & Noble's new ereader, the Nook. Article

> AT&T's top lobbyist, Jim Cicconi, sent a letter to the company's employees urging them to voice their concerns about net neutrality regulations to the FCC ahead of its vote on the issue today. Article

> Having complained loudly from the sidelines, Bouygues Telecom has become the first French mobile operator to step forward and issue a legal challenge to how the country's fourth 3G licence is being sold. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent's new president of 4G/LTE wireless networks, Ken Wirth, said the vendor will launch 14 new LTE trials during the fourth quarter and in the first three months of 2010, giving Alca-Lu a total of 22 LTE trials scheduled for all of 2010. Article

> Mobile broadband gateway provider Stoke announced that DOCOMO Capital and Mobile Internet Capital have invested in the company, representing an extension to Stoke's Series D funding round, which now stands at $20 million and brings total investment in the US-based startup to $70 million. Release

And finally... A Minnesota bank teller refused to hand over cash to a gunman so he ran away with nothing. Article