The headline on this story has been changed to reflect that Google and VSP Global are in talks.
Google is in talks with VSP Global -- a nationwide eye care insurer that also make lenses and frames -- to make Glass available at optometry clinics.
3Com said its U.S. Robotics cable modems have reached retail stores in eastern Ontario and central Pennsylvania. Little-deployed cable modems offer Internet access speeds as high as 38 mbps, according to the company, many times faster than 56-kbps analog phone modems. 3Com's VSP model sells for $229, while the VSP Plus version (which also includes an 33.6-kbps modem for upstream transfer) goes for $279. The company plans to broaden its distribution later this year.