Ala. Gov. Bentley creates new Office of Broadband Development; Ooma makes a lackluster stock market debut

Wireline news from across the web:

> Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has created a new Office of Broadband Development to push the spread of high-speed Internet across the state. Alabama Media Group article

> Ooma makes a lackluster stock market debut as shares of the VoIP provider slide 15.8 percent during its first day of trading. Wall Street Journal article

> Verizon solution partners report that its one-year-old channel program has opened up Verizon's once largely inaccessible large enterprise accounts and is creating new revenue opportunities. CRN article

Cable News
> Dish Network has launched the first series of TV commercials for Sling TV since launching the OTT service in early February. Article

> Cablevision has secured a key patent to measure audiences and cull analytics through its 7 million set-tops. Article

Wireless News
> The FCC currently plans to start next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum on March 29, 2016, according to an FCC website. Article

> Huawei is ahead of schedule on reaching its goal of 100 million smartphone shipments in 2015, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters. Article

And finally … FCC commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Release

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