AT&T designates two Kentucky business parks as fiber ready; Birch's Darnell re-elected as CompSouth's VP

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Kentucky's Island Ford and Greater Madisonville Industrial Parks have been designated as AT&T Fiber Ready. Release

> Kordia, a New Zealand business and wholesale services provider, has launched a multi-million dollar investment in its fiber backhaul network, with the first sections of the upgraded infrastructure going live in Auckland and between Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington. TeleGeography article  

> Birch Communications announced that Greg Darnell, director of Margin Assurance, has been re-elected by CompSouth to serve as its vice president. Release

> The Canadian government told a local cable operator Senga Services that it can't publicly shame customers with overdue accounts on Facebook. Broadband Reports article

> Google has signed agreements to add another 842 MW of renewable energy capacity to power its data centers. Data Center Knowledge article

> A UK mother claims that a local school's Wi-Fi network drove her daughter to suicide. The Telegraph article

Cable News
> The cable industry has support from the Congressional Black Caucus in its efforts to shoot down the FCC's AllVid integrated security proposal. Article

> After siding with the labels in their suit against Cox Communications for allegedly not doing enough to stop music pirates, U.S. District Court Judge Liam O'Grady has released his detailed opinion on the matter. Article

Installer News
> Members of Congress, the FCC and the cable and consumer electronics industries continue to fight for position in a lobbying battle that will impact companies and workers involved in installing leased set-top boxes from pay-TV companies. Article

Online Video News
> Alphabet's YouTube is getting into the content rights market, reportedly meeting with Hollywood studios and other content owners to discuss licensing movies and TV series and to hear pitches for original content. Article

Wireless News
> The carriers' fight to win new customers during the all-important holiday season escalated again this morning with new, dueling promotions from Verizon and T-Mobile. Article

> Ford is making Apple Siri Eyes Free available to more than 5 million cars dating back to 2011. Article

And finally … Today's net neutrality oral arguments: How to tell if the FCC will lose. Tech Policy Daily article

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