Cyberthreat agencies will expand to deal with data, device explosion; Adtran announces vision for the connected classroom

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> Cyberthreat agencies will continue to expand over the next five years as the data and device usage grows. Article

> In Massachusetts, Amherst considers fiber network to boost economic development, supplement Wi-Fi. Article

> YAC (Yet Another Cleaner) has introduced the VPN feature to enable the computer(s) or network-enabled device(s) to send and receive data across various shared or public networks. Release

> Adtran announced its vision for the connected classroom that will allow students to compete more effectively in today's data-driven economy. Release

Cable News
> AT&T will be in a much better position to renegotiate content licensing deals with content owners once it closes its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, according to AT&T executive Ralph de la Vega. Article

> Responding to the latest back-and-forth from a coalition opposing its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast shot back at the assertion that it rejected an opportunity to have NBCUniversal participate in Apple's upcoming over-the-top pay-TV service. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie said that he would not be all that concerned if Sprint and T-Mobile US were to merge and form a larger-scaled competitor. Article

> Anticipation is high for the upcoming launch of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, which are scheduled to hit stores April 10, with most major operators taking preorders for the devices. Article

And finally… Quantum computers could greatly accelerate #machinelearning. Article

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