Consumers aren't keen on FCC broadband privacy rules; UPN to provide dark fiber to Iowa's ICS

Wireline news from across the web:

> Windstream will hold a conference call at 7:30 a.m. CDT on Aug. 4 to review the company's second-quarter earnings results. Release

> Over 95 percent of public comments on a proposal by the FCC to regulate the privacy practices of broadband providers have been critical of that idea. Washington Examiner article

> German fixed network operator QSC is expanding its core backbone with a view to transforming it into 'one of Germany's most modern and high-performance core networks' by the end of the year. TeleGeography article

> Unite Private Networks (UPN) will provide Iowa-based provider ICS multiple high-speed EIA connections as well as a custom dark fiber solution. Release

Cable News
> CableLabs has established an effective security protocol for its DOCSIS 3.1 cable network technology standard and is now looking to lock down the home Wi-Fi area, the consortium's chief security architect, Steve Goeringer, said to FierceCable. Article

> Viewers are spending more and more time watching video content on their smartphones and, with that increase, comes an expectation that mobile video advertising revenue will reach $25 billion in five years, according to Strategy Analytics. Article

Installer News
> ExteNet Systems and Great Northwest Woods Wireless (GNW) are partnering on an LTE network expansion which will help boost coverage and service for Sprint and other carriers seeking VoLTE and data roaming services in the northern New England region. Article

Online Video News
> Netflix's apparent truce with Comcast, which will see its SVOD service stream over the cable operator's X1 set-top boxes in the near future, may have been partially driven by the need to grab more subscribers as its U.S. growth slows and its international expansion appears to be less than stellar. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon's pursuit of Yahoo has cast a spotlight on Marni Walden, Bloomberg reported. Article

> After building an impressive share of the worldwide smartphone market with low-end and mid-range smartphones, Xiaomi is hoping to carve out some space of the high end of the market in China. Article

And finally … A non-Comcast customer had to fight with the cable MSO for two years to bury a coax cable draped casually across her property. Consumerist article