Comcast launches 1,800 Wi-Fi hotspots in Keystone region; Belden is giving away free samples of cable

More installation, small cell, FTTP and equipment news from around the Web:

> The National Association of Tower Erectors is enrolling students for its safety, training, accountability and reliability initiative through Aug. 31. Radio World article

> Comcast has launched more than 1,800 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout its Keystone Region, which comprises parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. The cable company plans to add another 1,500 outdoor locations in the region later this year. Release

> Amphenol is merging its Amphenol Connex unit with its Amphenol RF unit and products from both will be sold under the Amphenol RF name. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> In a limited time promotion, Belden is providing users with free samples of its new 10GXS Category 6A cable, so users can compare it with the previous-generation Category 6A cable. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> Glenn Jones, a cable pioneer and the founder of Jones/NTCI, has died at the age of 85. Article

And finally…  A report from NBC News said that while sharks on average kill about one person per year in the U.S., cows kill about 20 persons per year on average, mostly farm workers. Even so, it seems unlikely that the Discovery Channel will launch "Cow Week" anytime soon. NBC News video

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