News of Note—CenturyLink, Ribbon Communications, Los Angeles’ broadband plans and more

news of note

> CenturyLink’s Bill Bradley, senior vice president, cyber engineering and technology services, has been named a member of the Louisiana cybersecurity commission.  Release

> Ribbon Communications launched a suite of Unified Communications security and intelligent operations applications for its Ribbon Protect platform. Release

> Rogers and BCE have raised internet prices as surfing and streaming outpace interest in traditional TV packages. The Globe and Mail article

> CBTS, Cincinnati Bell’s business services subsidiary, has deployed Broadsoft’s UC-One SaaS for its business customers. Telecompaper article

> OFS has expanded its ocean product portfolio with the introduction of TeraWave SCUBA 125 Optical Fiber, which it says is designed to deliver better performance for coherent transport submarine systems. Release

> A city councilman is suggesting that Los Angeles consider creating a new publicly owned and operated department to provide affordable broadband internet services to residents. Los Angeles Times article