CommScope names Randy Crenshaw as its new COO; Google won't hire local workers for Kansas City FTTH network

Wireline industry news from across the Web:

> CommScope has appointed Randy Crenshaw, previously executive vice president and general manager of CommScope Enterprise Solutions, as its new Chief Operating Officer. Release

> Zhone Technologies has won a contract to provide Ohio-based Doylestown Telephone Company its MXK multiservice access node (MSAN) to enable triple play services using GPON and ADSL last mile technologies. Release

> India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is revisiting plans to merge state-owned service providers Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL). Article

> NEC will supply Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun Private Limited, the largest telecom carrier in the Maldives for a domestic optical submarine cable system connecting eight islands in the Maldives. Release

> AT&T's new Spanish language campaign features Grammy Award-winning singer Natalia Jimenez. Article

> TeliaSonera will spend $79 million to upgrade 800,000 of its wireline connections with VDSL2 technology to deliver downstream speeds between 30-60 Mbps. Article

And finally ... Google has selected Kansas City to be the first city to test their much hyped FTTH network, but made it clear in a Kansas City Start article that they will be using outside contractors and not local city workers to build the network. Article