Chattanooga's EPB sees returns from FTTH network; Cologix's Jacksonville NAP attracts consortium of service providers

Wireline news from across the web:

> Jacksonville NAP attracts a consortium of service providers from South America and the Caribbean. Jacksonville Business Journal article

> Chattanooga's EPB sees a decent return on investment, between $865.5 million and $1.3 billion in city benefits, from its FTTH network. LightReading article

> The number of Serbian citizens who use the internet has increased by 2.5 percent compared to last year, but there is still a high percentage (30.6 percent) of people who have never accessed the Web, according to an annual survey by the country's Statistical Office. Telecompaper article

Cable News
> DirecTV ranked No. 1 among pay-TV service providers in J.D. Power's annual survey of consumers on TV, Internet and phone service providers. Article

> BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield dismissed Nielsen's move into SVOD ratings as an unnecessary action made in a "misguided and flawed" effort to keep the audience measurement company relevant in the digital age. Article

Installer News
> More wireless carriers are looking to deploy small cells and distributed antenna systems in urban markets to augment network capacity, yet according to executives at DAS and small cell specialist ExteNet Systems, municipalities often are throwing up hurdles that make installations difficult to carry out. Article

Wireless News
> Startup Cyanogen (a 2015 Fierce 15 winner) is adding support for several Huawei, Motorola Mobility and Xiaomi smartphones for its CyanogenMod, an open-source custom Android-based operating system, which it says offers OEMs and carriers more flexibility than stock Android software. Article

> BlackBerry reports results for its second fiscal quarter tomorrow, and the company's progress on growing its software revenue will again be in focus, as it was last quarter, with some analysts skeptical that BlackBerry can grow enterprise software sales as much as it hopes this year. Article

And finally … Consumers want ISPs to offer simpler online protection. betanews article