Verizon leads U.S. Netflix speed rankings; Level 3 opens new data center in Cali, Colombia

Wireline news from across the web: 

> Verizon FiOS continues to lead the index among all large ISPs with an average streaming performance of 3.89 Mbps, according to the Netflix speed rankings for the United States. Netflix report

> Level 3 Communications expanded its global data center network with the opening of its newest data center facility in Cali, Colombia. Release

> Sweden-based Tele2 has entered into a $907 million multi-currency revolving credit facility agreement with a syndicate of eleven banks. TeleGeography article

> Toyota is betting on satellite broadband to provide robust connectivity for its vehicles. Forbes article

Cable News
> A security firm has kicked the tires on Comcast's Xfinity Home automation and security products, saying they can be severely disrupted with a simple radio jamming device. Article

> Once again looking at significant tweaks to the most valuable programming asset in the pay-TV ecosystem, the NFL is looking to split its lucrative Thursday Night Football franchise among several networks, according to Sports Business Daily. Article

Installer News
> Putting its stamp, at least temporarily, on the pay-TV industry's "Most Robust DVR" crown, Dish Network debuted at CES last week a 16-tuner version of its Hopper set-top. Article

Online Video News
> Cable network ABC Family went ahead with its planned rebranding and changed its name to Freeform. In tandem with the new moniker, ABC launched a mobile app that features the first two episodes of the network's newest series, Shadowhunters. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T's new unlimited data service plan is likely to attract customers to both its wireless and DirecTV businesses, Moody's analysts said in a research note, but it may also hinder long-term growth of mobile data revenues. Article

> As growth in the worldwide smartphone market continues to slow, Xiaomi is hoping to continue to expand its international presence. Article

And finally … Cloud Unified Communications market penetration to increase six times by 2020, according to BroadSoft. Release

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