News of Note—Cato Networks, AT&T, Comcast and more

august 8 2017

> Avant Communications has joined Cato's channel partner program. Release

> AT&T launched its 1 Gbps internet service in five new metro areas—Springfield, Mo.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Madison, Wis.; Southeastern Tenn. and Wichita, Kan. Release

> Chairman Pai approved the appointment of Radha Sekar as CEO of the Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC), a nonprofit corporation which administers the FCC’s Universal Service programs on the FCC’s behalf. Release

> Deutsche Telekom and partners plan to spend $2.4 billion on a German fiber network. Reuters article

> Comcast Business announced that Dauphin County Library System, the public library for 234,520 residents in its Dauphin County service area, is using the company’s Business Ethernet for cloud-based administration and to power patron services. Release

> Engineers at a small British ISP have successfully made a broadband connection work over two meters of wet string. BBC article