CT Gig Project should be built by private providers, local CWA leader says; Australia's NBN to pass 9M premises by 2018

Wireline news from across the web:

> Connecticut CWA Local 1298 President Bill Henderson says the "CT Gig Project" should be built by privately owned service providers. Washington Times article

> Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) will be accessible to more than 9 million premises across the nation by 2018, with more than 4 million of those expected to have signed up for a service over the new network. Telegeography article

> Cyber information sharing bills are helping to guard America's privacy. U.S. Chamber of Commerce article

Cable News
> A Cablevision customer is suing the MSO for turning his residential home gateway into a public Wi-Fi hotspot. Article

> An Internet service provider in New Zealand called Wireless Nation is now selling a $229 device designed by Canadian startup Aterlo Networks that plugs into users' Internet routers and helps to preload Netflix video at night so that users with poor or slow Internet connections can still watch Netflix video without grainy pictures or buffering. Article

Online Video News
> Apple will reportedly debut a new version of its Apple TV streaming device during its Sept. 9 media event. Article

Wireless News
> Qualcomm is a leader in that tablet chipset market and Intel has spent mightily trying to crack into that market, but both have new competitors racing behind them from China. Article

> Microsoft confirmed it has ended negotiations with staff and will close Nokia's former handset product development unit in Salo, Finland. Article

And finally … Electronic noise is drowning out the Internet of Things. IEEE Spectrum article