Anixter completes $825M acquisition of HD Supply's Power Solutions unit; Clearfield deploys Zhone's GPON gear at Minneapolis facility

Installer news from across the web:

> Anixter completes its acquisition of the Power Solutions segment of HD Supply for $825M, a deal that will enhance its competitive position in the electrical wire and cable business. Release

> WowClowd is offering a year of cloud storage for free to those who purchase its flagship WOWTester. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article 

> Clearfield has deployed Zhone's GPON access solution hardware at its manufacturing and operations facility in Minneapolis, Minn. Release

> NTT Electronics has begun sampling a digital signal processor (DSP) for coherent transmission applications that can support 200 Gbps data rates. Lightwave article

> Exalt Wireless has introduced its ExtendAir G2 24 GHz microwave backhaul system, a new microwave solution that brings the benefits of the carrier grade ExtendAir G2 platform to the 24 GHz License Exempt band. Release

Cable News
> Amazon has talked to major media conglomerates including CBS Corp. and Comcast/NBCUniversal  about launching a live-TV streaming service, according to Bloomberg. Article

> While Comcast's attempt to buy Time Warner Cable last year produced thousands of negative public comments, the input for Charter Communications' bid to purchase both TWC and Bright House Networks has so far drawn far less inflammatory reactions. Article

Online Video News
> The cord-nevers demographic, once looked upon with mild interest by the pay-TV industry, has "eclipsed" cord-cutters in size, a new report from Forrester Research states, and the industry needs to learn now how to best serve this upcoming generation of video consumers who have never had a cable subscription and likely never will. Article

Wireless News
> A Dish Network executive said the satellite firm may participate in the FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum auction but is still evaluating the opportunity. Article

> FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly sided with Qualcomm and T-Mobile US in the debate over whether or not the FCC should regulate LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) and related technologies. Article

And finally ... 5 reasons copper in the #datacenter is here to stay. Leviton post

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