AT&T designates three Tennesee industrial parks as Fiber Ready; Cisco buys cybersercurity company Portcullis

Wireline news from across the web:

> Extra Mile Fiber has installed a Gigabit fiber network in a new Dayton, Ohio, housing development. WHIO article

> Cisco is purchasing Portcullis, a privately held UK-based cybersecurity consultancy. Network World article

> AT&T designates three McMinn County, Tenn., industrial parks as AT&T Fiber Ready. Release

> Verizon Ventures announced a new corporate partnership with flagship startup accelerator Grand Central Tech (GCT) to support New York technology startups, providing valuable opportunities for professional development, mentorship, networking, and by supporting GCT events. Release

Cable News
> While hedge funders, real-estate titans, hotel barons and oil tycoons dominate Forbes' list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, the pay-TV sector is well-represented, too, with Charlie Ergen, John Malone and Charles Dolan ranking on the higher portion of the list. Article

> Cablevision's big antitrust showdown with Viacom over program bundling could be headed for a quiet settlement. Article

Installer News
> Tower Cloud has begun the installation of a 1,300 mile dark fiber network in Florida, one that will serve one of the top U.S. wireless operators. Article

Online Video News
> Digital measurement firm comScore is acquiring set-top box data measurement specialist Rentrak in an all-stock, share-for-share merger that could set venerable TV ratings firm Nielsen back on its heels. Article

Wireless News
> Stephen Bye, Sprint's former chief technology officer, will become CTO of Tier 2 carrier C Spire on Nov. 1. Bye left Sprint in July amid the company's network densification efforts. Article

> T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said the carrier might have as much as $10 billion it could spend on spectrum during the FCC's incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum next year. Article

And finally … Cloud computing and data center consolidations have saved the federal government $3.6B. Computerworld article

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