Westell names Moran as its new CTO; China Unicom accelerates its 4G network construction

Installer news from across the web:

> China Unicom has stopped #3G expansion and accelerated its #4G network construction. CH114 article

> Transition Networks has become a certified technology partner in Dell's Technology Partner Program. Release

> Axiom Fiber's new Channel Partner program will allow VARs, Systems Integrators or Channel Partners to sell or integrating Axiom's services into your solution. Release

> AFL announced that its M310 OTDR is now available with the company's recently introduced LinkMap capability, a technology that interprets the tested network and presents an icon-based view of network elements clearly identifying fiber start, end, connectors, splices and macro-bends. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> Westell Technologies has named Mike Moran as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Release

Cable News
> The Louisville Metro Council in Kentucky is expected to approve the transfer of the city's cable TV franchise from Time Warner Cable to Charter Communications. Article

> Comcast has asked a federal judge to once again throw out a $20 million racial discrimination lawsuit filed against it by the National Association of African-American Owned Media and entertainer Byron Allen. Article

Online Video News
> Despite its announcement of the much-anticipated YouTube Red subscription service just a day earlier, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat took advantage of one more chance to play their cards close to the vest regarding YouTube revenues and other segments. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft reported that its phone hardware business slumped in the third quarter, which was expected since it did not introduce new devices and has slashed its phone hardware unit. Article

> Crown Castle CEO Ben Moreland said he is going to refrain from giving detailed assessments of the buildout plans of tower and infrastructure company's carrier customers, and that he has been asked by carriers not get too specific on Crown's earnings calls. Article

And finally … Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, and Congressman Greg Walden (R-Ore.), Chairman of the Subcommittee, introduced the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2015, commonly referred to as 'dig once' legislation. Release