AT&T leverages CAF-II funds to extend broadband to 37K in rural Ohio; CenturyLink to release Q3 results on Nov. 4

Wireline news from across the web:

> AT&T leverages the second phase of the Connect America Fund (CAF-II) to extend broadband services to over 37,000 rural homes and businesses in Ohio. Release

> Rackspace announced that AllTech Systems, a recruitment specialist for the technology industry, and Oliver Wight, a business consultancy firm, turned to Rackspace for Fanatical Support for Office 365, a cloud business productivity suite. Telecompaper article

> CenturyLink will release its third quarter 2015 earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, and host a related conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET that day. Release

> New York and Washington, D.C., FiOS TV subscribers can get a full slate of coverage of #PopeFrancis' visit on channels 601 and 61. Post

> BT has won a contract with Nutreco, a company focused on animal nutrition and fish feed, for the delivery of a cloud-based, Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) solution. Release

Cable News
> ESPN is considering cutting 200-300 employees, reports sports news site The Big Lead. Article

> The percentage of U.S. homes capable of streaming 4K video is increasing, but at a very slow rate. Article

Installer News
> Google Fiber would like to get ahead of potential issues with its "Google Fiber Academy," a new training center designed to improve Google Fiber installation and support by Google Fiber employees and third-party vendors. Article

Online Video News
> In the wake of Amazon's announcement that its next version of Fire TV will be 4K-capable, rumors have kicked up that Roku will announce its own 4K device in the very near future. Article

Wireless News
> According to Android Police, which received images of the devices' packaging, LG is making a 5.2-inch phone called the Nexus 5X, and a Huawei-made gadget with a 5.7-inch screen will be dubbed the Nexus 6P. Article

> Verizon Wireless tied T-Mobile US for the fastest U.S. LTE data speeds, according to a new report from network testing firm OpenSignal. Article

And finally … EoDS1 technology extends the reach of Ethernet over Copper into rural locations. Copper Ethernet article