AT&T renews support for CyberPatriot youth program; ATN to acquire Caribbean Assets Holdings

Wireline news from across the web:

> AT&T has renewed its support for the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Education Program. Release

> Massachusetts-based Atlantic Tele-Network ATN Inc (ATNI) has entered into an agreement to acquire Caribbean Assets Holdings, the holding company for the Innovative group, which provides cable TV, broadband and wireline services primarily in the U.S. Virgin Islands.(USVI). TeleGeography article

> Alfa SAB is acquiring Axtel SAB, integrating it into its Mexican-based Alestra telecommunications business in the wake of new pro-competition regulations. Bloomberg article

> Telefonica believes that Spain's existing fiber regulation is more than sufficient and the company remains strongly opposed to the sweeping changes to the fixed broadband market proposed by communications watchdog CNMC. Telecompaper article

> TELEHOUSE has expanded its New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) to five new locations, through its global reseller partner, IX Reach. Release

Cable News
> The more than 600,000 pay-TV customers lost in the second quarter does not represent a "cord-cutting inflection point," but rather the confluence of strategic decisions made by individual operators, said Evercore ISI analyst Vijay Jayant. Article

> With the icebergs of over-the-top distribution floating all around the broader pay-TV business, the resurgent ad war between satellite and cable is a little bit like having an argument ... while seated on the deck chairs of the Titanic. Article

Installer News
> T-Mobile US is under fire from satellite radio firm Sirius XM over what Sirius claims is interference caused by certain T-Mobile cell towers that are using the AWS-1 spectrum. Article

Online Video News
> By the end of the month, Amazon shoppers won't be able to buy Apple TV or Google Chromecast streaming devices from the online retail giant's website. Article

Wireless News
> According to new findings from network testing firm Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), AT&T provided the most reliable service during Pope Francis' two-day tour of Philadelphia. Article

> Wi-Fi vendor Boingo recently launched a $19.95 per month skinny bundle of TV services for its military users that sports a handful of TV channels specifically targeted at millennial men. Article

And finally … A new wave of investment is coming into the satellite broadband sector, with Richard Branson's OneWeb consortium raising $500 million from Airbus, Qualcomm and Intelsat. CTV News article