AT&T expands 1 Gbps to Alabama businesses; Verizon to get an earful from South Jersey residents

More wireline news from across the web:

> AT&T is expanding gigabit access to more businesses in Alabama, making its 1 Gbps service available in 20 cities across the state. Release

> Residents in southern New Jersey will get a chance to speak about Verizon's alleged poor service, in two special public hearings scheduled next month by the Board of Public Utilities. Press of Atlantic City article

> Frontier has appointed Michael Golob as senior vice president, engineering and technology for the West region. Release

> Media Broadcast, Germany's leading media and broadcasting service provider, has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 to power its scalable fiber optic backbone throughout Germany. Release

> INOC, a 24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC) and global provider of technology infrastructure monitoring, reporting and support services, appointed networking veteran Jim Martin to VP of technology. Release

Cable News

> After hemorrhaging around 625,000 subscribers in the second quarter of 2015, pay-TV operators should report far more moderate declines in this year's Q2 period, Evercore predicts. Article

> Subjected to more than three hours of grilling, along with her FCC Commission colleagues, by a House subcommittee Tuesday, Jessica Rosenworcel strongly hinted that she has turned against FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler's pay-TV set-top box regulatory proposal. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon confirmed to FierceWireless that it is currently planning to shut down its CDMA 1X network by Dec. 31, 2019. However, the carrier said it would work with its current CDMA 1X customers and would consider operating its CDMA 1X network into 2020 if those customers need more time to move onto Verizon's LTE network. Article

> Ericsson has filed an application for Special Temporary Authority (STA) to conduct an indoor 5G demo for T-Mobile U.S. at its headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Article

And finally … A woman in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania was sentenced to five years in prison by a federal court for fraudulently selling more than $3.5 million in telecommunications equipment. While working as a consultant for an Indiana company, she sold their new and used equipment to a Florida company and kept the proceeds for herself. article