CenturyLink to participate in J.P. Morgan investment conference; AFL acquires copper, fiber solution provider AFC

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@FierceTelecom RT ‏@SilverPeak: #SDN ushering in "Golden Age" of network administration. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Hivelocity, an IaaS provider, now offers access to its data center through an advanced, high-speed IP transit connection to the XO Communications network. Release

> CenturyLink will participate in the 43rd Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology on Monday, May 18, at 10:40  a.m. Eastern time. Release

> AFL announced it has acquired AFC, a leading manufacturer, designer and integrator of fiber optic and copper communication solutions with operations in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Release

> The FCC has asked that the Title II challenge to be kept in the D.C. circuit court. Article

> A House panel approved legislation designed to stop the bulk collection of U.S. phone records by the National Security Agency. Article

Cable News
> Dish Network has once again bulked up the program offering of its three-month-old over-the-top service, Sling TV, adding two Latino-focused add-on packages while moving Bloomberg TV to the service's basic tier. Article

> Suddenlink reported a significantly slowed rate of decrease in its number of basic video customers in the first quarter, losing only 6,400, compared with a loss of 35,000 in the fourth quarter of 2014, its first three-month period after dropping Viacom channels. Article

Wireless News
> Regional operator and Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless experienced strong growth in the first quarter in its Western markets, with net subscriber adds totaling 8,000, up from 5,000 in the fourth quarter of 2014. Article

> Microsoft is going to release Windows 10, its next-generation, cross-device software platform, later this summer. But don't expect it to show up on smartphones immediately. Article

And finally… @Debbie Lewis: 2015 going to be a big year for cloud. Article