AT&T certifies Muscogee Technology Park as fiber ready; NEC rebrands its CaaS offering

Wireline news from across the Web:

> AT&T and the Development Authority of Columbus, Ga., today announced that Muscogee Technology Park has been certified as being AT&T Fiber Ready. Release

> NEC advances and rebrands its unified communications as-a-service offering. Talking Pointz article

> Zayo was selected by an international law firm for an Ethernet platform that will connect the firm's 11 U.S. offices with up to 10 Gbps of protected Ethernet. Release

> Bell Canada Enterprises announced that chairman Thomas O'Neill will retire at an AGM scheduled for April 28. Telecompaper article 

Cable News
> Cox Communications has agreed to terms on a new broadcast retransmission deal with Nexstar Broadcasting Group, ending a five-day blackout that threatened to pre-empt the Super Bowl in several markets, including Las Vegas. Article

> With the FCC moving on the issue of pay-TV set-top leasing, six U.S. Senators have turned their attention to another consumer CPE expense, cable modems. Article

Installer News
> The Los Angeles Unified School District is close to wrapping up a $789 million plan to expand and improve wireless Internet access in its school and 12 schools are piloting a network convergence program geared toward LAN modernization. Article

Online Video News
> Yahoo plans to keep a tight focus on Mavens, its mobile, video, native and social media initiative, with CEO Marissa Mayer calling it a key monetization strategy. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T is asking the FCC for a three-year experimental license to conduct fixed and mobile tests in the 3400-3600 MHz, 3700-4200 MHz, 14500-15350 MHz and 27500-28500 MHz bands with "various types of experimental wireless equipment" in Austin, Texas. Article

> Mast Mobile launched today with an MVNO service that enables customers to use two numbers -- one for work and another for personal use -- on a single phone. Article

And finally … Studies show that there are more requests for new #cloud services. The MSP Hub article