News of Note—City cyberattacks, IBM, San Francisco’s broadband plan and more

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Take a look at some of the other news stories FierceTelecom is following today. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> E-mail phishing scams, hacking and other cybercrimes against municipal governments—large and small, urban and rural—are on the rise, and local governments must take steps to protect themselves, according to an International City/County Management Association study. American City & County article

> IBM has joined a nonprofit group, the Sovrin Foundation, to develop a blockchain-based global network for identification aimed at minimizing data breaches. Reuters article

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> The U.S. information technology sector employment expanded by an estimated 9,000 new jobs in March, according to CompTIA, the leading technology industry association. Release

> The global hosted PBX market size is expected to grow from $4.73 billion in 2018 to $9.5 billion by 2023, according to Markets and Markets, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 14.9% during the forecast period. Release

> Australia's NBN Co has activated the first fiber to-the-curb services on its network to an initial 1,000 homes and businesses. Release

> After Google Fiber diverted its attention away from fiber to using millimeter wave technologies, San Francisco is considering its own municipal broadband open access network build. DSL Reports article