Public DAS will help public safety agencies more effectively communicate; Honeywell acquires RSI for $123M

Installer news from across the web:

> Public Safety DAS installed in new buildings will help fire, police and first responders more effectively communicate with one another. DAS Worldwide post

> Siemon has acquired Gigaduct Fiber Containment System from UK-based Gigacom Ltd. Release

> Fiber networks are a necessary investment a city can make to attract businesses and companies looking to relocate or expand. Herald & Review article

> CablExpress recently joined the TIA "to support the advancement of cabling standards," the company said when announcing their membership in the association. Release

> Honeywell has acquired privately held RSI Video Technologies (RSI), a global provider of intrusion detection systems for commercial and residential security applications under the brand Videofied, for approximately $123 million. Release

Cable News

> AT&T is shocked — shocked! — after Netflix admitted to lowering video resolution without customer knowledge on the mobile networks of AT&T and Verizon. Article

> Drilling down into the specifics of the FCC's pending merger approval of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, New York Times reporters Cecilia Kang and Emily Steel looked at some of the regulator conditions for the deal. Article

Online Video News

> Since Facebook announced its live streaming capability last December, the social media giant has been testing its usability and popularity with its membership. Article

Telecom News

> Cincinnati Bell is going to offer free Wi-Fi to Newport, Ky., residential and business customers by getting local businesses to purchase managed services from the company. Article

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agency's net neutrality rules have created more opportunities for small businesses, which will likely stand as a key point in the agency's new report to Congress on the state of entrepreneurs and small businesses. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint experienced "a major network outage" in the Northeast U.S. on Monday morning, according to DSL Reports. Article

> A California legislator proposed a bill aimed at stopping "burner phones" that can be bought anonymously and used before being discarded. Article

And finally … Public safety IoT: Using data to make cities safer. RCR Wireless News article

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