Southern Light begins providing fiber-based Internet service in Huntsville, Ala.; AT&T, CenturyLink's fiber builds could drive up Dycom's revenues

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Southern Light has begun provide fiber-based Internet service in Huntsville, Ala. Tech Alabama article

Emerson's waterless Liebert DSE thermal management approved for use in California datacenters. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

If Gartner's forecast that telecom equipment and service spending in the U.S. will grow 9.5 percent is accurate, it could drive Dycom's revenue growth of 49 percent during that period. MarketWatch article

Leviton Network Solutions and California State University Monterey Bay honored by the judges of the Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2015 Innovators Awards program. Release

ANIXTER introduces its Radix DuraLife FPL cables, which it says are the first UL2196 flexible silicone fire alarm cable now in shielded & unshielded constructions. ANIXTER post

Cable News
The more than 600,000 pay-TV customers lost in the second quarter does not represent a "cord-cutting inflection point," but rather the confluence of strategic decisions made by individual operators, said Evercore ISI analyst Vijay Jayant. Article

With the icebergs of over-the-top distribution floating all around the broader pay-TV business, the resurgent ad war between satellite and cable is a little bit like having an argument...while seated in the deck chairs of the Titanic. Article

Online Video News
By the end of the month, Amazon shoppers won't be able to buy Apple TV or Google Chromecast streaming devices from the online retail giant's website. While ostensibly made to prevent "customer confusion," some analysts are scratching their heads. Article

Telecom News
COMPTEL and NTCA said in separate FCC filings that the regulator should work to alleviate service providers from the burden of having to verify Lifeline service recipients. Article

Time Warner Cable Business Class is offering its wholesale customers an online tool that it says will allow them to more readily discover locations that are connected to its network. Article

Wireless News
Sprint is embarking on a new cost-cutting effort geared toward reducing expenses by as much as $2.5 billion during the next six months. The cuts "inevitably will result in job reductions," Tarek Robbiati, Sprint's new CFO, said in a memo obtained by the Wall Street Journal. Robbiati also noted that Sprint is instituting an external hiring freeze. Article

According to app-tracking company App Annie, Verizon's Go90 mobile video service landed at No. 14 in the "entertainment" category of Apple's U.S. Article

And finally … Corning scientists say they are still amazed by their fiber discoveries. stargazette article