TIA's Fiber Optic Technology Consortium names 2016 officers; JLL cites Seattle-Portland as top data center market

Installer news from across the Web:

> The Fiber Optics Technology Consortium (FOTC) of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has elected its slate of officers for 2016. Release

> JLL latest Data Center Outlook report has identified the top 10 U.S. markets for data centers and found the Seattle-Portland area had more data center square footage under construction in 2015 than any other market. ConstructionDIVE article

> RADWIN announced that its sub-6 GHz JET SCB solution was selected by a Tier-1 carrier in the U.S to provide non-line-of-sight (NLOS) backhaul for its small cell network. Release

> The Vermont Public Service Department has announced completion of a new fiber optic line from Sharon to Pomfret that is expected to expand high-speed Internet service in east-central Vermont. San Francisco Chronicle article

> AT&T, Nokia Partner on Private 4G Network for Utilities. Wireless Week article

> Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise network technology has been implemented as the permanent, fixed data and wired VoIP network running through the 57-km Gotthard railway tunnel under the Swiss Alps. Telecompaper article

Cable News
> The 25 pay-TV operators who integrate Netflix into the user experience they offer their video customers get more benefit than harm out of the partnership. So says research firm IHS in a newly published report called Netflix on Pay TV: A Marriage of Convenience. Article

> Despite what have been largely positive quarterly earnings reports, the major programming conglomerates have had their worst week on Wall Street since last August, when Disney's confirmation of ESPN subscriber losses sent investors into a cord-cutting panic. Article

Online Video News
> The number of U.S. households that stream over-the-top video using a subscription video on demand service has risen to 57 percent, according to a new report from Leichtman Research Group. Article

Telecom News
> Sonic.Net, a California-based Internet service provider, has partnered with satellite pay-TV operators Dish Network and DirecTV to offer a discounted broadband service. Article

> As wireless operators move forward with their C-RAN deployments, it could spell new opportunities for a host of competitive fiber providers and tower providers like Zayo Group and Crown Castle that offer dark and lit fiber services. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T has joined the rest of the nation's largest carriers in offering to pay off the early termination fees of customers who decide to switch to AT&T. Article

> Internet giant and Android creator Google said it will not bid for 600 MHz spectrum licenses in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcasters' spectrum. Google will join Sprint, Charter Communications and other tech heavyweights in sitting out the event. Article

And finally … "$1/1G for 100G optics - A story of change" on @LinkedIn article