Corning purchases AFOP for $305M; Amtrak progresses with its Washington, D.C. to Boston Wi-Fi network

Installer news from across the web:

> Corning has acquired Alliance Fiber Optic Products (AFOP) for $305 million. Release

> Network Drops, a central New Jersey-based network cabling service that provides and installs various cables to clients across the state, is recommending that pharmaceutical companies utilize their copper cables to wire their laboratories. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> Cirrus Delaware has been waiting a year for permission to build a data center and power plant in Middletown, Delaware. DatacenterDynamics article

> Rome City Schools replaced its aging infrastructure to enable e-learning in and out of the classroom. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise article

> Technavio forecast that the green data center market in the U.S. will grow at a CAGR of 26.35 percent during 2014-2019. Release

> Amtrak's private trackside wireless network follows a fiber network that could stretch from Washington, D.C. to Boston. Travel Daily News article

Cable News
> Jay Samit as out as CEO at pay-TV video services vendor SeaChange. According to a company announcement deftly blended with its fiscal 2016 earnings release, company veteran Edward Terino has been tapped to take his place. Article

> Dish Network is taking its integration of Netflix into the realm of 4K, announcing that UltraHD content on the SVOD provider will be playable on its new Hopper 3 DVRs. Article

Online Video News
> The Alliance for Open Media, an organization created to develop open-source codecs that are royalty-free as an alternative to HEVC, has launched a new video project to promote active development of an open-source video codec. Article

Telecom News
> Verizon and Incompas have developed a proposal to regulate special access services, signaling that at least one large ILEC wants to come to an agreement following a decade long debate. Article

> WOW! Wholesale, a division of WOW! Business, has laid a foundation to enhance its on-net fiber building footprint by pursuing a near-net fiber strategy that brings fiber close to desirable building locations in its footprint. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon announced that new or upgrading customers will be eligible to receive three free months of HBO Now service -- a noteworthy offer considering the 6th season of HBO's popular Game of Thrones series is schedule to start later this month. Article

> Deutsche Telekom is considering taking a page from its T-Mobile US business to boost its foundering carrier in the Netherlands, according to a Bloomberg report. Article

And finally … LTE-U, LAA small cells face go-to-market challenges. RCRWirelessNews article