Chorus awards Alcatel-Lucent 5-year managed services contract; FirstLight Fiber to support data, voice at Laconia Harley Davidson

Wireline news from across the web:

> Chorus has awarded Alcatel-Lucent a five-year managed services contract designed to improve cost effectiveness and end user satisfaction.TeleGeography article  

> Frontier Communications hosted the Customer Experience and Telco Sales Association (CETS) 2015 Fall Workshop at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, CT. Release

> FirstLight Fiber announced that Laconia Harley-Davidson has selected its fiber-based data and voice services to support business operations. Release

> Puerto Rican communications company Optivon has chosen technology from Metaswitch to deliver hosted enterprise services. Telecompetitor article

> Spain's telecoms regulator CNMC said that Telefonica plans to closed down 36 more of its ADSL exchanges that are no longer in use due to the expansion of its FTTH network. Telecompaper article 

Cable News
> Time Warner Cable Sports President David Rone, the architect behind the operator's struggling regional sports network strategy, is stepping down, according to theSports Business Daily. Article

> Altice has put in place the final piece of the puzzle in regard to funding its purchase of Cablevision, with two investment funds contributing $1 billion for a 30 percent stake in the MSO. Article

Installer News
> Corning is reaping the fruits of large carrier deployments from AT&T and CenturyLink of FTTH in the United States, but that growth was tempered by slower-than-expected rollouts in Canada and Asia-Pacific. Article

Online Video News
> The OTT video market is booming because of, not in spite of, regulations that keep over-the-top providers from being considered as multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). Article

Wireless News
> Sprint is looking to cut costs multiple ways and is doing so in part but cutting severance pay in half for employees notified after Jan. 30, 2016, that they will be laid off. Article

> For Verizon Wireless and Lenovo's Motorola Mobility unit, Droid still does. Article

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