Cisco invests over $50M in French startup ecosystem; Equinix names Caldwell to its board

Wireline news from across the web:

> Net neutrality proponents warn that service providers could use loopholes in law to favor their own content. WSJ article

> Cisco has invested over $50 million in the French start-up ecosystem since CEO John Chambers pledged to invest $200 million in start-ups and investment funds in France. Telecompaper article

> Equinix has named Nanci Caldwell, who currently sits on the boards of CIBC and Citrix Systems, to its Board of Directors. Release

> According to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures, all but eight states introduced at least one bill related to telemedicine to their state legislature in 2015. mobihealth news article

> Aqua Comms has completed the final splice of its America Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system. Telecom Review article 

Cable News
> In an ongoing battle of ex parte filings with the FCC, the National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has taken aim at a Dec. 3 proposal submitted by Public Knowledge for a cloud-based version of AllVid. Article

> Fresh off its acquisition of Cisco's CPE unit, Technicolor is looking to take on market leader Arris in the business of selling video set-tops, routers and other customer premises equipment. Article

Installer News
> Wireless antenna maker Kathrein has teamed with Ericsson and Swiss operator Swisscom to develop an in-ground antenna system that will help provide additional wireless coverage in densely populated areas. Article

Online Video News
> Social media giant Facebook ratcheted up its competition with Alphabet's YouTube and Twitter as it angles to become the top ad-supported video site, releasing two new developer tools: an embedded video player API and support for the open-source oEmbed standard. Article

Wireless News
> Google continued its modest expansion into wireless services by rolling out Project Fi support for data-only devices. Article

> Philips is dropping support for third-party lightbulbs in its Hue program, CNET reported, citing "an increasing number of interoperability issues." Article

And finally … The Internet of Things pushes organizations to edge computing. SearchDataCenter article