C Spire begins construction on its Mississippi FTTH network; Cisco's Baltic, Finland CEO is stepping down

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> C Spire began construction on its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) consumer broadband network in Mississippi with crews beginning the installation of fiber cable in Ridgeland's Bridgewater neighborhood this week. Release

> Amazon revoked MediaBridge's license after the router company legally threatened an Amazon and Reddit user for a negative review of their products. Article

> Cisco's CEO of its Baltic States and Finland regional office Esa Korvenmaa is stepping down for personal reasons. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News
> Cablevision sees its expanding Wi-Fi network as a lever to disrupt the current mobile data market and will be aggressive in developing new products that use those strengths, CEO James Dolan said during a call detailing the company's first-quarter 2014 earnings. Article

> Barbecue season continues for Comcast as the House Judiciary Committee is next in line to put the MSO on the spit and apply a little heat about its plan to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion. Article

Online Video News
> DVR pioneer TiVo stands out in the burgeoning device space because its subscribers can get "everything" on a single device, CEO Tom Rogers told investors at a Miami conference. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T Mobility is considering selling the Muve Music business it acquired via its $1.2 billion purchase of Leap Wireless and Leap's prepaid Cricket brand, according to a New York Times report. Article

> Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen reiterated his decision not to get into a bidding war with Sprint over T-Mobile US, but indicated that he would be ready to move if Sprint tried to make a bid for T-Mobile and failed. Article

And finally… According to the Fiber to the Home Council Middle East & North Africa, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the highest penetration of FTTH connectivity. Article


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