News of Note—Global Telco Security Alliance, iconectiv, TDS Telecom and more

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> Four global service providers—SoftBank, Singtel, Etisalat and Telefonica—have joined forces to create the Global Telco Security Alliance. ZDNet article

> iconectiv has joined The LF Networking Fund, a new open source networking initiative created by The Linux Foundation. Release

> Senate and House lawmakers questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about rural broadband challenges this week as he was testifying about Facebook's privacy issues. CNET article

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> The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin awarded a $1.7M fiscal year 2018 broadband expansion grant to TDS Telecom to expand broadband service in Wisconsin—in areas surrounding New Glarus and Monticello. Release

> The risk of hackers using artificial intelligence to launch cyberattacks raises the question of whether the industry should continue its push toward innovative solutions. Forbes article