AT&T takes high customer score on JD Power SMB survey; C&W Networks boards Cologix's JAX1 data center

Wireline news from across the web:

> AT&T said it scored highest in customer satisfaction with small and medium-sized businesses for wireline services for a second year in the study by JD Power. Release

> Ericsson's Vestberg says that a full merger with partner Cisco was "completely off the cards." Light Reading article

> C&W Networks has deployed a Point of Presence (PoP) in Cologix's JAX1 data center. Release

> Skype is shifting to the cloud after three years of work, says Vice President Amritansh Raghav, who notes improvements such as synced messaging across devices. InfoWorld article

> Alaskan operator GCI increased the amount of data it offers to its CI Red internet customers to 1 TB from 750 GB without charging extra. Release

> Guyana's recently approved Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2016 includes measures for the establishment of a fund to bankroll the expansion of networks into unserved areas. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> Comcast today announced Xfinity Prepaid Services, a pay-as-you-go offering that lets customers buy TV or internet service and add refills for either seven or 30 days. Article

> A month after closing its $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision, Altice USA has announced that the MSO's Freewheel Wi-Fi calling service will not be singing up any new customers. Article

Installer News
> OFS, a provider of fiber cables and products for the telecom industry, and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union recently reached a new labor contract agreement. Article

Online Video News
> VideoBlocks has added a division that focuses specifically on small, medium and large businesses that need digital video footage. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T's strategy of focusing on high-revenue wireless customers continued to provide mixed results in the second quarter, boosting margins but causing the carrier to sacrifice share of the lucrative postpaid smartphone market in the U.S. Article

> T-Mobile is once again hearing users complain about its T-Mobile Tuesdays campaign, and this time it has nothing to do with overwhelming demand. Article

And finally … Google Fiber executives says that the unit, which is charged with wiring up communities with FTTH networks that can deliver 1 Gbps speeds, is a "real business." USA Today article

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