Atlantic Tele-Network changes name to ATN International; RTC recognized by NTCA as gig-capable provider

Wireline news from across the web:

> Brazil's telecom regulator Anatel said it will block the sale of Oi's assets. TeleGeography article

> Rye Telephone Company (RTC) was recognized by NTCA as a Certified Gig-Capable Provider for delivering gigabit broadband speeds and enabling technological innovation in the RTC Colorado City exchange. Release

> ISPs have access to a uniquely detailed, comprehensive, and accurate view of every subscriber at a time when consumer concern over privacy is increasing. Slate article

> Atlantic Tele-Network announced it has changed the company name to ATN International, reflecting its expansion into renewable energy services. Telecompaper article 

Cable News
> Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman is fighting to keep his position as Sumner Redstone moved to remove Dauman and four other Viacom Board members amid shareholder cries for management change. Article

> ESPN, CBS and FOX Sports are shelling out $2.64 billion over the next six years to the Big Ten NCAA college football conference, triple the amount they're currently paying, according to Recode, which cited a Sports Business Journal report. Article

Installer News
> AT&T is building out its own small cell network in locations where it also operates a fiber network, an effort the carrier said will help it better understand the small cell opportunity and the costs associated with deployments. Article

Online Video News
> JW Player scored a deal with Spanish-language television network Univision to support its online and mobile streaming efforts during the Copa America Centenario, a futbol tournament being played for the first time in the U.S. throughout June. Article

Wireless News
> Apple will make only minor modifications to the iPhone models expected to be released this fall, waiting until next year to release a version with more substantial design changes, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Article

> Samsung announced plans to spend roughly $1.2 billion in the U.S. over the next four years for the research and development of IoT technologies. Article

And finally … Why internet access is a modern necessity, not a luxury. Network World article


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