CenturyLink to sell $500M of 10-year unsecured notes; Juniper introduces new line of switches, routers

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> California's Yolo County votes to take proactive steps to improve Internet access for urban, rural areas. Article

> Irish telecom regulator ComReg revealed in its fourth-quarter 2014 report that the country's total broadband subscriptions reached 1.69 million by Dec. 31, 2014, up 0.2 percent year-over-year. Article

> CenturyLink has agreed to sell $500 million of newly issued unsecured 10-year senior notes pursuant to the private offering announced earlier. Release

> Juniper Networks introduced a new line of switches and upgraded routers and made improvements to its physical and virtual security portfolio. Article

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> What started as a somewhat controversial theory put forth by Sanford Bernstein Research analyst Todd Juenger late last year has taken on rock-solid credibility, with the release of a research report this week tying dramatic declines in cable network programming to sharp increases in SVOD usage. Article

> The cord-cutting world is rife with "cord cheaters," says The Diffusion Group (TDG), putting a catchy new label on those who borrow/steal authentication credentials to watch subscription-based streaming services. Article

Wireless News 
> While Ericsson has been a leading vendor in deploying LTE networks, CEO Hans Vestberg wants to ensure that the company stays ahead of the pack when it comes to rolling out next-generation networks. Article

> The next versions of Apple's iPhones will include an LTE modem chipset from Intel, according to a VentureBeat report, a move that would give a major boost to Intel's wireless ambitions and hit Intel rival Qualcomm. Article

And finally… @erainge: Telco, SP network virtualization #NFV "This is a big industry shift that is going to be measured in billions." Article


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