Microsoft won't be forced to turn over emails stored in Ireland data center; Champaign-Urbana opposes sale of fiber network

Installer news from across the web: 

> Wave2Wave integrates MXC connector into data center optical backplanes. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> Champaign-Urbana city council opposes sale of fiber optic network. The News-Gazette article

> Microsoft won't be forced to turn over e-mails stored in its Ireland data center to the U.S. government for a drug investigation, an appeals court said in a recent decision. Bloomberg article

> Hubbell Premise Wiring has released two NEXTSPEED Shielded Jacks, designed to deliver impressive reliability and consistency: A Shielded Category 6 Jack and Ascent Shielded Category 6A Jack. Release

> According to a new analyst report, 84 percent of IoT data comes from data center equipment. SDXcentral article

Cable News
> Canada's Shaw Communications will begin deploying white-label X1 set-tops to its subscribers this year and have the Comcast-owned platform completely deployed across its footprint by the end of 2017, the company said in its third-quarter earnings report Friday. Article

> While its biggest rival, Verizon, openly touts its desire to compete with Google and Facebook in the realm of digital advertising, AT&T's intentions have been less clear. Article

Telecom News
> AT&T has officially launched its NFV on demand service in 76 countries and territories, allowing multinational businesses to reduce network costs and service activation time. Article

> Verizon is facing two hearings with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to address problems that a number of residential and business customers have had with its DSL service. Article

Wireless News
> Just two months after Verizon settled a costly strike with workers, AT&T is experiencing some labor troubles of its own for the first time in several years. Article

> U.S. carriers were more concerned about fully monetizing their existing users than they were about poaching rivals from the competition during the second quarter of 2016, Barclays analysts said, which likely means the market will remain relatively unchanged from the first quarter. Article

And finally... The total cables and connectors market was valued at $18.90 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach up to $43.5 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 12.76 percent between 2014 and 2020. Release

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