News of Note—Dycom, NYC's Wi-Fi, C-Spire and more

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Take a look at some other stories we're following today in the wireline segment. (stevepb/Pixabay).

> A Maine bill that would allow the state to regulate the internet in the absence of federal net neutrality rules died in committee on Thursday due to a procedural trick engineered by the Republican state senators. ctpost article
 
> Mayor Bill De Blasio launched NYC Secure, a cybersecurity initiative designed to protect New Yorkers from malicious cyber activity including when they access the NYC public Wi-Fi. Release

> Dycom names former McKinsey & Company partner Richard Sykes as a director. Release

> Starkville, Mississippi, is gearing up to participate in the next phase of C Spire's Tech Movement designed to transform the Magnolia state by making affordable, fiber-based broadband internet access widely available to businesses. Release

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> Distil Networks estimated that 21.8% of all site traffic last year originated from bots with malicious motives, compared with 9.5% in 2016. eWeek article

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