APTowers rebrands to APC Towers; Graybar moves to larger locations in Indiana, Florida

Installer news from across the Web:

> EnGenius Technologies has expanded its EnStation line of wireless access points/bridges with the addition of the EnStationAC, a long-range, high-powered 11ac outdoor access point that delivers connections over distances up to five miles in a point-to-point configuration. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> Researchers have used existing manufacturing technology to make a complex processor that uses energy-efficient optical connections. MIT Technology Review article

> APTowers rebrands to APC Towers, retains management team. Inside Towers article

> The Longboat Key Town Commission decided last week to let voters consider in March 2016 if they wish to pay to bury all of the remaining power poles in the neighborhoods as well as lay dark fiber optic cable and conduit throughout Longboat Key. Longboat Key News article

> Graybar announced moves to larger locations in South Bend, Indiana and Tampa, Florida. Release

Cable News
> Alaska cable operator General Communications Inc. (GCI) said it will not carry AMC Networks or Univision in 2016 because of "substantial" hikes in carriage fees for the two networks. Article

Telecom News
> The year 2015 was a transitional and challenging time for Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) wireline business as it is selling its wireline assets in three states to Frontier, and is negotiating a new labor contract with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon is offering to pay the early termination of fees (ETFs) of users who switch to the carrier, a possible indication that similar efforts by Verizon's competitors may be eating into its subscriber base. Article

And finally@Telexplainer: How to offer your customers a broadband Wi-Fi hotspot, without threatening your business. Cloud Brokerage Service article