Berk-Tek introduces its Converged Application Score; TIA files comments with FCC for its RF device NPRM

Installer news from across the web:

> Berk-Tek introduces Converged Application Score, a new way to measure network infrastructure performance. Release

> Industrial Ethernet connectivity is increasingly critical for the oil and gas industry. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> Proper network cable installation is critical to maintaining plant uptime for Ethernet. ISA Interchange article

> The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has filed comments with the FCC in response to its notice of proposed rule-making on equipment authorization for RF devices. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> CommScope has introduced enhanced fiber wall box portfolio designed to simplify installation and reduce the cost of taking fiber deeper into both multi-dwelling unit (MDU) and single-family dwelling unit (SFU) environments. Release

Cable News
> Cablevision announced that it settled its antitrust lawsuit against Viacom. Article

> Adding to the web of complexity that surrounds Comcast's pay-by-usage Internet service trials, the MSO's Atlanta customers are being charged $35 a month to avoid usage caps, according to DSLReports. Article

Online Video News
> SVOD provider Netflix's free cash flow continued to be worrisome in the third quarter of 2015, dipping another $29 million sequentially to reach -$252 million. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson admitted that the company "blew it" by responding to a lifelong customer who suggested changes to Stephenson on AT&T's wireless and broadband services by sending him a letter from one of its top lawyers. Article

> Sprint said it will start throttling the speeds of customers on its unlimited smartphone data plans who use more than 23 GB of data in a billing cycle for the remainder of their billing cycle, but only at times and locations where the network is constrained. Article

And finally … A network cabling installation expert is a pivotal team member for many businesses, large and small. Amtel post

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