Verizon signs on for more NYC subway coverage; Rise Broadband to get $16.9M rural broadband award

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> Verizon has signed on for more coverage in the New York City Subway as Transit Wireless continues its planned deployment through 2017. Light Reading article

> Cisco's new CEO says the company will be acquisitive going forward, especially in areas like software and security. Computerworld article

> The UK will begin trials this year for what it is dubbing an "electric highway" that would recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as they travel down the road. HotHardware article

> Fitbit sold 4.5 million devices over the past few months, but it's not saying how many active users it has. The Verge article

> The Thread Group selected Elarm as the winner of its quarterly innovation enabler program. Blog

> A U.S. District Court issued a temporary restraining order against Cablevision, directing the company to stop putting out ads that accuse Verizon of lying about having the fastest wireless network. WirelessWeek article

Security researchers and hackers gathered for Black Hat and DEF CON in Las Vegas to show off and learn about the latest vulnerabilities that affect devices and software, and they didn't disappoint. Computerworld article

> Criminal fraudsters tricked wireless networking firm Ubiquiti Networks out of roughly $47 million using a low-tech email scam. SDX Central article

> JMA Wireless announced that its Teko distributed antenna system (DAS) platform has been accredited for Level 3 Network Equipment Building Standards. Release

> Rise Broadband, formerly JAB Broadband, is being awarded $16.9 million to deliver affordable high-speed Internet and phone service to unserved or under-served homes and businesses in five states through the FCC's Rural Broadband Experiment program. Release

And finally… A scientist has unveiled a range of underwear that promises to protect men's sperm from exposure to Wi-Fi and mobile signals. Article