AT&T hiring 70 people in Kentucky; BT avoids breakup following Ofcom's digital review

Wireline news from across the Web:

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> AT&T is hiring for nearly 70 jobs across Kentucky to help meet growing consumer demands for modern technologies and high-speed connectivity. Release

> Lumos Networks is building out a wide area network to serve 17 locations for DePaul Community Resources, a provider of mental health and human services in Central and Western Virginia. Release

> DECIX is beefing up its service offerings in NYC. New York City Wired article

> Telecom Italia has deployed ADVA's FSP 3000 with multi-degree ROADM technology  throughout its large-scale metropolitan networks. Release

Cable News
> AT&T led all pay-TV operators in average revenue per user at $111 per customer, according to a Wall Street Journal report that examined full-year earnings reports for cable, satellite and telco TV operators. Article

> Operators are lowering the price of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Extra Innings package nearly across the board, following the decision by Comcast and DirecTV in January to settle a class-action suit filed by disgruntled pay-TV-subscribing baseball fans. Article

Online Video News
> Live-streamed, long-form content appears to be catching on in a big way as ad views on this type of streamed content leaped 129 percent year over year in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to a new FreeWheel report. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint isn't participating in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum, but its parent company SoftBank might bid. So the U.S. operator may score some of the prized low-band spectrum after all. Article

> Sprint wholesale partner nTelos posted 20,000 net subscriber adds in the full-year 2015, and reported $87.6 million in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2015, down from $96.7 million during the same period in 2014. Article

And finally … There are five ways to cripple the FCC. Tech Policy article