News of Note—Extreme, Hughes, Google Fiber and more

News of note

> Extreme Networks announced that the City of Troy, Alabama, has selected Extreme's software-driven networking technology to provide connectivity across 70 locations. Release

> Hughes Network Systems, LLC, has been awarded a Wideband Communications Architecture Study contract to support the U.S. Department of Defense plan for satellite communications capabilities. Release

> The Fiber Broadband Association, formerly called the FTTH Council Americas, announced record membership growth for the first two quarters of 2017, joined by 31 new members. Release


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> Cybersecurity startup StackRox has raised $14 million in a series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital, providing the three-year old company with funds to use for product development and expansion of its sales team. Reuters article

> Google managed to install its 1 Gbps service in just 20 cities, but its presence drove large incumbent telcos and cable operators like AT&T and Comcast to upgrade speeds and provide better prices. TNW article

> Enterprises with 500 or more employees are more likely to be satisfied with their telecom service, says a report from J.D. Power, which sees the small to medium-sized business market as a growth opportunity for service providers. Telecompetitor article

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