News of Note—Cybersecurity, rural telcos, FCC and more

august 8 2017

> Data breach costs in North America have climbed to $1.3 million for large companies and $117,000 for small- and midsize businesses, according to a Kaspersky Lab and B2B International report. TechRepublic article

> Revenue rose an average of 2.8% for rural telecom providers last year, but operating income fell 3.9%, according to a Telergee Alliance report based on data from 172 of the nation's small service providers. Telecompetitor article

> The global optical fiber market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 11.7% during the forecast period 2016-2025 and accounts for $27.9 billion in the year 2025. Release

> All-electric satellites are enabling airlines to offer faster internet speeds to passengers. PC World article

> The FCC faces new lawsuit over “fake” net neutrality comments. ars technica article