News of Note—Barracuda Networks acquired, Washington’s net neutrality bill, FirstLight and more

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> Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm, has completed its acquisition of Barracuda Networks, a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, for $1.6 billion. Release

> FirstLight announced that Pinkerton Academy, the largest independent high school in the U.S., has selected FirstLight to provide high speed Internet to connect 23 buildings across its 170+-acre campus in Derry, New Hampshire. Release

> FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly says that the regulator should not expand the Universal Service Fund contribution base or increase the overall USF budget. Telecompetitor article

Mobile World Congress 2019

Attend the 2-Day Executive 5G Panel Series

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain, during Mobile World Congress 2019 with a two-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the MWC Convention Center. The panel events will take place on Feb. 25-26 and will cover 5G and The Fixed Wireless Access Opportunity, Taking 5G Indoors, and Making 5G Ubiquitous. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from 5G leaders including Verizon, Vodafone, Orange, Sprint, NTT Docomo, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm, and more over the course of two days.

Secure your spot at the event today! Now is your chance to join fellow industry professionals for networking and education. Registration information and the schedule can be found on the website here.

> TPx has signed Converged Network Services Group (CNSG) as a national master agent. CNSG had been distributing TPx services through its agreement with DSCI, which TPx acquired in 2016. Release

> Washington’s net neutrality bill was approved by the state's House of Representatives. US News article