Bell Canada accepts CRTC decision on wholesale access; Vonage granted seven new patents

Wireline news from across the web:

> EarthLink announced that wholesale customers can now leverage its Ethernet, broadband, wireless, DSL and TDM access capability across its nationwide footprint. Release

> American Cable Association (ACA), the lobby for smaller providers, is "troubled" by the FCC's overbuilding requirement on Charter. ars technica article

> Bell Canada accepted the CRTC's decision supporting a previous ruling that forces large internet providers to offer access to their high speed infrastructure to rivals at regulated wholesale prices. TeleGeography article

> Vonage was recently granted seven new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Release

Cable News
> For now, Comcast can breathe a sigh of relief as a court has dismissed Byron Allen's $20 billion discrimination suit against the MSO. Article

> Disney said its ESPN network grew revenue by 4 percent in the first quarter, a number analysts said is too low and driven by rate increases, not subscriber growth. Article

Installer News
> Zayo is finding that as it wins new wireless operator dark and lit fiber tower contracts, these same customers are prime targets for additional services sales. Article

Online Video News
> Could content delivery networks run by rivals like Amazon Web Services threaten Akamai? One analyst thinks so, noting that Comcast, which moved into the CDN market segment in 2014, plans to triple its CDN capacity next year. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft is pulling support in Windows 10 for its Wi-Fi Sense feature, which enables users to share Wi-Fi access with social network connections and to access public Wi-Fi more easily. Article

> The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge claimed 5.8 percent of U.S. smartphone sales in the first quarter despite not being released until March 11, according to fresh data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Article

And finally … Memory will drive real-time speed to big data. DataInformed article

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