Amazon AWS signs onto Hawaiki cable as an anchor tenant; UPN names Hurley as a new board member

Wireline news from across the web:

> Amazon's AWS division has signed on to be an anchor tenant for the Hawaiki cable project. Telecomramblings article

> Comcast Business has been named the exclusive network services provider for Refraction, a rapidly-growing co-working community in the heart of Reston, Virginia. Release

> CenturyLink, Microsoft, and Yahoo are finding Seattle's Grant County clean power is an attractive element to expand service there. Puget Sound Business Journal article

> Unite Private Networks (UPN) named Michael Hurley, a member of the founding executive team of Fibertech, as a new board member. Release

> Americas Lightpaths Activates First US–Latin America #100G networking link enhancing infrastructure for R&E applications. Release

Cable News

> Is the ongoing $1.1 billion merger of TiVo and Rovi an attempt to create one of the biggest patent trolls the video industry has ever seen? Article

> While Cablevision investors watch and wait for the inevitable close of Altice NV's $17.7 billion purchase of the company, they can take heart in the performance of another recent Altice cable acquisition. Article

Installer News

> While the cable industry in general isn't known for being terribly user friendly for the custom residential install business, Comcast has introduced a range of new service and equipment features recently that are winning praise in that sector. Article

Online Video News

> Call it Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, streaming edition: YouTube Red is in a war of words with another giant, the music industry, over the continuing issue of copyright-violating uploads of music on the OTT service. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T has expanded its equipment installation payment plan to also cover accessories. Article

> Verizon filed a trademark application for a "One Talk" service that will provide "a unified system of integrated fixed and mobile voice services where landline and mobile communications devices can take the same calls, use the same telephone numbers and share the same calling features such as voice and text messaging," according to the company's filing. Article

And finally … The Center for Public Integrity found that even though Internet access has improved in recent years, families in low income areas are almost five times more likely not to have access to high-speed broadband than the most affluent American households. Huffington Post article