Cisco to embed security into endpoints to support IoT; CenturyLink names Warley to head up EMEA operations

Wireline news from across the web:

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> FairPoint Communications has released its latest customer resource on its Hosted Private Branch Exchange (Hosted PBX) product called "10 Things Your Business Can Do with FairPoint's Hosted PBX." Release

> Cisco plans to embed security into campus, branch, endpoints and sensors to support the Internet of Everything. Article

> CenturyLink names Richard Warley as its new managing director for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations. Release

> Vodafone New Zealand has acquired the Internet telephony provider WorldxChange Communications (WXC), but did not reveal the financial terms of the deal. Article

Cable News
> Comcast announced Tuesday that it has redesigned its subscriber support forums in efforts to improve its customer service reputation. Article

> DirecTV has a significant ownership and management stake in Torneos y Competencias, one of the sports marketing firms situated in the heart of a scandal rocking international soccer. Article

Online Video News
> Broadcast TV networks not named ABC suffered a bit of a ratings hit as the NBA Finals swung into gear, with Game 1 stealing views away from NBC and CBS. Article

Wireless News
> Just 22 percent of U.S. consumers are willing to pay to add a connected car to their shared data plan, down from 28 percent in 2014, according to a survey conducted by research firm Strategy Analytics. Article

> CTIA is suing the city of Berkeley, Calif., over an ordinance that passed there last month that would require retailers selling cell phones to post a notice about safety and health concerns from radiofrequency radiation emitted by phones. Article

And finally@MOhlhausenFTC: Gov't & existing competitors shouldn't dictate how future competition should unfold nor should gov't pick winners & losers in marketplace.