Cincinnati Bell's Fox lays out plans to reduce debt, build Fioptics; Wave launches 1 Gbps service in parts of Portland, Ore.

Wireline news from across the web:

> Cincinnati Bell's Fox lays out plans to reduce debt and the ongoing FTTH build out. article

> A new law in Maine will get rid of regulations that require Fairpoint Communications to guarantee basic landline phone services in several communities. NECN article

> Hydro One Telecom uses Cologix's data center to enable utility-grade network access Canada's two largest markets. Release (PDF)

> Vodafone India has acquired fixed broadband provider You Broadband and will announce details of the deal in the next few weeks. Total Telecom article

> Wave has launched of its Wave G gigabit service in Portland, part of an accelerated expansion of Wave's fiber network. Release

Cable News
> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has submitted an order to the agency's five-person commission formally recommending Charter Communications' purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Article

> While the FCC received key backing from the White House several weeks ago in its bid to "unlock" choice in the pay-TV set-top leasing business, pay-TV operators opposed to the proposal are receiving a flurry of support of their own. Article

Installer News
> TWC updates TechTracker with Uber-like interface, delivers pinpoint position of installer. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft quietly launched a promotion offering customers a free Lumia 950 when they buy a Lumia 950 XL at regular price through its online store. Article

> AT&T's marketing campaigns generated more engagement with consumers during a recent 30-day stretch than advertising efforts from any other major U.S. mobile network, according to the ad-measurement company iSpot. Article

And finally … Now that Frontier Communications has taken over Verizon wireline network in California, could AT&T be their next target? Los Angeles Times article


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