AT&T releases map of its 1 Gbps buildout progress; Dedicated Fiber Systems changes name to Dark Fiber Systems

Wireline news from across the web:

> Dedicated Fiber Systems (DFS), a Northeast Florida-based carrier-neutral, metro dark fiber provider, has changed its name to Dark Fiber Systems. Release

> AT&T launched an interactive map tracking where its 1 Gbps FTTH service is available. AT&T post

> CenturyLink will participate in the 2015 Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Telecom & Media Conference on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 2:15 ET. Release

> Verizon filed a petition in Texas to deregulate 10 telephone exchanges. Technologies Management article

> The Cardiff cluster aims to commercialize compound semiconductor research. Fibre Systems article

> Guam's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia's proposed acquisition of GTA Teleguam. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> Dish Network said its Sling TV service can now work on Amazon's Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. The company also released a statement explaining Sling TV service interruptions during AMC's ratings-record-breaking debut of Fear the Walking Dead. Article

> Apple is reportedly on the cusp of releasing the fourth version of its Apple TV. The move is notable considering the increasing popularity of third-party streaming devices like Apple's TV when compared with the standard set-top boxes typically issued by pay-TV operators. Article

Installer News
> Having emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring in January with new capitalization from its lenders, top pay-TV installer UniTek Global Services exists as an operationally gutted company with an uncertain future. Article

Wireless News
> Former HTC CEO Peter Chou is staying with the struggling smartphone maker but is also taking on another role: executive director at Hong Kong-based digital effects company Digital Domain. Article

> Outgoing Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes will receive around $14.6 million (€13 million) in stock over three years, but the vendor insisted that the compensation is not a bonus tied to him leaving the company amid Nokia's pending $17.5 billion takeover of Alcatel-Lucent. Article

And finally … What happens when #Internet providers have no competition? Huffington Post article

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