News of Note—TDS Broadband, Metaswitch, Spirit Communications and more

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Take a look at some of the other news stories FierceTelecom is following today in the wireline industry segment. (Image: stevepb / Pixabay)

> Southwire, a manufacturer of wire and cable solutions, plans to will reinvest about $9 million back into its employees due to the recent tax reform made by President Donald Trump. Release

> TDS Broadband launched a 600 Mbps tier as part of a broader effort to enhance its cable broadband business. Telecompetitor article

> The global gigabit Wi-Fi access point market is expected to rise at a CAGR of 29.1% from 2017 to 2027 and have a valuation of $3.7 billion by the end of 2027. Release
 
> The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas denied Genband's request for a permanent injunction against Metaswitch products, though it confirmed that Genband is entitled to $8.8 million in damages from Metaswitch for patent infringement. Release

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> Spirit Communications secured a follow-on dark fiber contract from one of the nation’s major wireless carriers. Release

> AT&T plans to install 60,000 white box routers in its cell towers “over the next several years.” FierceWireless article