News of Note—Linux Foundation, CenturyLink, New York’s broadband program and more

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The Linux Foundation announced the keynote speakers for Open Networking Summit North America. (Pixabay)

> The Linux Foundation announced the keynote speakers for Open Networking Summit North America, taking place March 26-29 in Los Angeles. Release | Event website

> CenturyLink is providing network connectivity for this year’s Super Bowl at the U.S. Bank Stadium, supporting Wi-Fi connectivity and the video feed streaming platform. USA Today article

> New York State is enhancing its broadband initiative for 2018, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo having announced the final round of funding—$341 million—for the public-private program. WSTM-TV article


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> Natchez, Mississippi, is participating in the next phase of C Spire's Tech Movement initiative designed to make affordable, ultrafast broadband internet access widely available to consumers and businesses across the region. Release

> Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. said at this week's State of the Net conference that updates to the Telecommunications Act will be implemented "piece by piece.” Multichannel News article

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