Alca-Lu gets LTE base station certified; MetroPCS expands service in NYC

> Alcatel-Lucent said the FCC certified its its 700 MHz LTE base station. Release

> MetroPCS said it expanded its service in the New York City metro area, and opened new stores and dealer locations. Release

> Google's muni-WiFi network in Mountain View, Calif., now transports close to 600 gigabytes of user data on a daily basis, according to WiFi vendor Tropos. Article

> Southwest Airlines said it will roll out in-flight WiFi service to its entire fleet beginning in the first quarter 2010. Article

> The National Telecommunications and Information Administration said it plans to announce broadband stimulus grant recipients "no earlier" than Sept. 14. Article

> HTC confirmed it will make TD-SCDMA phones for China Mobile. Article

> TeliaSonera said it will offer buyouts to its Baltic affiliates. Article

> Innovative pricing models can boost European operators' profits, according to new research from Pure Pricing. Article

And finally... One Texas police officer was fired and three others were suspended after a scantily-clad waitress posed on a patrol car with a gun. Article