News of Note—CenturyLink, FCC, Cisco and more

News of note

> CenturyLink’s board of directors voted to declare a regular quarterly cash dividend of 54 cents per share, which will be payable on Sept. 15, 2017, to shareholders of record on September 5, 2017. Release

> House Energy and Commerce Committee ranking member Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, are seeking a Government Accountability Office investigation into the DDoS attack that targeted the Federal Communications Commission in May. Broadcasting & Cable article

> There are five primary reasons why the FCC’s net neutrality rules are so frequently misunderstood. Network World article

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> CenturyLink is using artificial intelligence to help narrow down thousands of sales leads the telco receives, an operation the company says is particularly effective for small businesses. Light Reading article

> SwiftStack, a company that powers hybrid cloud storage for enterprises, today announced that its hybrid cloud storage software is now validated by Cisco for the Cisco UCS S3260 storage server and integrated UCS Manager. Release

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