CenturyLink names Corbin to lead channel unit; Cable One bringing 1 Gbps service to two Arizona towns

Wireline news from across the web:

> CenturyLink has appointed Bill Corbin, Westcon Group's former channel leader, as its senior vice president of strategic partnerships and channel operations. CRN article

> The Isle of Wight's multi-million dollar rural broadband project has been completed with fiber broadband now available to 99 percent of households and businesses on the island. Telecompaper article

> Cable One is launching its new "GigaONE" gigabit broadband service in two Arizona towns. Release

> Zayo was selected by Packet, a NYC-based infrastructure startup, for IP and Ethernet connectivity. Release

> Ireland's Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) has emphasized the Irish government's commitment to the implementation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP). TeleGeography article 

Cable News
> New Jersey regulators are investigating a $9.95 HD charge Comcast has allegedly tacked onto skinny bundle services in several local markets. Article

> Offering the first sign that the U.S. SVOD market might be approaching saturation, Strategy Analytics found that growth in the sector has slowed down a bit in 2016. Article

Installer News
> Dycom reported $664.6 million in contract revenue for its fiscal third quarter, well ahead of Wall Street estimates and the $492.4 million it reported for the year-ago quarter. Article

Online Video News
> NBC Sports Digital is scaling up its online video streaming effort ahead of the Summer Olympics with the launch of a new end-to-end streaming service, Playmaker Media. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft announced it will cut up to 1,350 jobs in Finland and up to 500 jobs globally as part of its further withdrawal from the smartphone business. Article

> AT&T has submitted a bid for Yahoo and remains active in the auction of Yahoo's core internet business, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Article

And finally … The era of on-demand EoC bandwidth scalability from 2 to 20 Mbps is here. Ethernet over Copper article