L-Com launches DAS-related line of products; TowerPoint Capital joins PCIA

Installer news from across the web: 

> L-com Global Connectivity launched a series of low-PIM-rated products to address DAS network applications. Release

> Microsoft has purchased nearly 160 acres of land from the Texas Research & Technology Foundation for data center development. San Antonio Business Journal article

> Comcast Business extended its fiber-based network to two business districts in Napa, Calif. Release

> TowerPoint Capital, an institutional investor and manager of wireless real estate locations, has joined the PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Association. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> Corning will exchange its 50 percent interest in Dow Corning Corp. for 100 percent of the stock of a newly formed entity that will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Corning Inc. Release

> The NBASE-T Alliance, an industry-wide cooperative effort to promote the development of 2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) over twisted pair copper cabling (2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T), celebrated its one-year anniversary with the release of a new MAC-PHY specification and the addition of 14 new members, bringing total membership to more than 45 companies. Release

Cable News
> Wide Open West (WOW!) will receive a $125 million investment from New York-based private-equity firm Crestview Partners.  Article

> The explosive growth in mobile video consumption appears to be slowing down, according to online video firm Ooyala. Article

Telecom News
> Level 3 Communications could potentially get a financial gain from selling off its data centers, but the company's chief financial officer maintains it will hold onto them instead. Article

> Frontier Communications will have to invest at least $150 million over the next three years to increase broadband speeds in West Virginia as part of a settlement to lawsuit filed in 2014 by the state's Attorney General Patrick Morrissey. Article

Wireless News
> U.S. Cellular finally launched the nationwide LTE roaming service it hinted at months ago, but it isn't saying which carrier is has partnered with. Article

> Sprint moved forward with its "One Sprint" strategy, naming Roger Solé as its new chief marketing officer and placing former CMO Kevin Crull in charge of its central U.S. region. Article

And finally … Jim Gibson and his team of technicians at CableSupply.com take us behind the scenes of a cabling installation in progress. Cabling Installation & Maintenance video

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