Bright House to provide services to Westin Tampa Bay; Windstream deploys ARRIS gateways for Kinetic TV service

Wireline news from across the web: 

> Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions has signed an agreement to provide video, voice and Internet services to the Westin Tampa Bay. Release

> Chattanooga, Tenn.'s Gigabit fiber-to-the-home network has driven wage growth in the city. Telecompetitor article

> Windstream is deploying NVG343 residential gateways and VIP Series IP set-tops from ARRIS to power its next-generation Kinetic television service. Release

> Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) can overcome performance issues associated with unified communications (UC) that uses traditional WAN connectivity. Network World article

Cable News
> Mediacom Communications reported it lost 12,000 video customers across its two operating units in a tumultuous second quarter that included several retransmission-related station blackouts. Article

> Suddenlink Communications continues to lose basic video subscribers after failing to renew its contract with a major programming conglomerate, Viacom, late last year. Article

Installer News
> Hitron Technologies introduced the Gigabit Capable Modem (model CDA3-35), a DOCSIS 3.0 32x8 channel bonding modem that the company said can deliver speeds of up to 1 Gbps via 32 bonded channels. Article

Wireless News
> A group of 20 House Democrats wrote a letter to Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges seeking more information on the labor practices of its U.S. subsidiary T-Mobile US. Article

> Samsung Electronics' weaker mobile performance in the second quarter, despite the introduction of its flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, indicates that the company is in for a tougher stretch than any it has faced in years in the smartphone market, according to financial analysts. Article

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