Cox launches over 5,000 new Wi-Fi hotspots; English schools filtering Internet access to protect against radicalization

Wireline news from across the Web:

> English schools will have to monitor pupils' Internet use and filter access under new plans to protect them from online harm including radicalization. BBC article

> Cox Communications launched over 5,000 new Wi-Fi hotspots in Arizona, bringing the total number of Cox Wi-Fi hotspots available nationwide to over 10,000. Release

> Cogent Communications announced that Dave Schaeffer, Cogent's CEO, will present at the Citi 2016 Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference at 4:15 p.m. PST, January 6, 2016. Release

Cable News
> Comcast has denied reports coming out of the U.K. that it is poised to make a $16 billion acquisition of one of Britain's four major broadcast networks, ITV. Article

> Dish Network continues to lobby the FCC to reject Charter Communications' proposed takeovers of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, accusing the cable operator of anti-competitive practices in regard to the satellite service's IP-based Sling TV product. Article

Installation News
> While most pay-TV operators are focused on high-volume residential sales, Dish Network has doubled down in recent months on the custom install niche. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T and Verizon offer the best mobile coverage at Walt Disney World outside Orlando, Fla., according to a study by Global Wireless Solutions, while the Kingdom is a little less magical for customers of Sprint and T-Mobile. Article

> Sprint said it is offering customer care services across a range of social sites including Facebook Messenger and Twitter, thanks to a teaming between the nation's fourth largest wireless carrier and social customer service vendor Conversocial. Article

And finally … Global fiber optic connectors market expected to reach $4.9 billion by 2020. RCR Wireless article


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