Allied Fiber and Palm Coast, Fla. connect their open access networks; Alcatel-Lucent backs Nokia deal

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> Allied Fiber and the City of Palm Coast, Fla., located between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, have connected their respective open-access fiber networks. Release

> Genband is expanding its unified communications platform with the integration of video conferencing technology from Vidyo. Article

> ByteGrid expanded its Cleveland data center. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent's board backed an agreement to be acquired by Nokia, supporting the deal amid shareholder dissent about combining the company with its Finland-based competitor. Article

Cable News
> Showtime said its new standalone streaming service will be viewable on Roku devices, signaling its intention to go broader than the Apple device universe that confined its closest competition, HBO Now, at launch two months ago. Article

> Atlantic Broadband has announced an agreement to purchase Connecticut cable operator MetroCast from Harron Communications for $200 million, continuing a wave of cable industry consolidation. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile US will add 2 GB of data for customers to use for tethering if they are on unlimited LTE smartphone data plans, according to a TMoNews report. Article

> It seems that every month this year has brought news of some M&A activity in the chipset industry. However, the big deals ahead for semiconductor companies could be even more focused on the Internet of Things. Article

And finally … @AccentureCloud : "Customers are moving away from cloud-specific solutions to multi-#cloud platforms." Article