Broadband Surf Report: Jan. 14

What looks good in broadband news on L.L. Cool J's 37th birthday.

Our daily-ish roundup of the Web's best telecom news comes on a historic date for music--from the invention of the clarinet on Jan. 14, 1690, to the arguable invention of rock 'n' roll in 1956, with the release of Little Richard's "Tutti Fruitti."

Napster: Number of users soared 50 percent--San Jose Mercury News (second item; and a blatent attempt to lead with a music-related item...)

Sprint opts out of wireless directory service--Mobile Pipeline

WiMax vendors creep ahead, look to mobility--Infoworld

'Treo killer' to ship next month--Smartphone Today

Internet2 consortium sets new Net speed record--Networking Pipeline

RemotePipes expands hot-spot footprint--Wi-Fi Planet

No more Internet for them--Los Angeles Times

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