Cologix's Ohio-IX data center opens to new members; Egypt blocks Facebook's Free Basics service

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Egypt blocked Facebook's Free Basics Internet service at the end of 2015 after the U.S. company refused to give the Egyptian government the ability to spy on users. Reuters article

> Most broadband Internet services sold in Canada meet or exceed their advertised download and upload speeds, revealed a study by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Release

> Pac-12 Networks, the media arm of the Pac-12 Conference, has tasked Zayo with boosting its bandwidth capability for its four-day Men's Basketball Tournament coverage in Las Vegas. Telecompaper article

> Cologix announced that The Ohio Internet Exchange (Ohio-IX), a network-neutral, independent Internet exchange based in Columbus, is now accepting members to connect at its data center. Release

Cable News
> The NCTA criticized a divided decision today by FCC commissioners to approve a proposal reforming privacy regulations for Internet service providers. Article

> In yet another example of a Canadian pay-TV operator making a forward-looking move, Rogers Communications will take its six hockey-fueled regional sports networks direct-to-consumer. Article

Wireless News
> Shares of BlackBerry plunged nearly 9 percent on Friday morning after the company posted unexpectedly low revenues in its fiscal fourth quarter. Article

> The FBI is hoping to use its reported newfound iPhone-unlocking method to crack open other iPhones in a move that could further escalate tensions between Apple and federal law-enforcement authorities. Article

And finally …  A new California bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto would force ISPs to allow you to cancel your cable and broadband service with one click. Release

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