DOJ won't help FCC fight state anti-municipal broadband laws; Juniper goes it alone in wake of Ericsson-Cisco teamup

Wireline news from across the Web:

> French telecom regulator Arcep has launched a public consultation on its cost model for dedicated fiber loops. Telecompaper article

> CenturyLink's Board of Directors voted to declare a regular quarterly cash dividend of 54 cents per share on Dec. 8, 2015, to shareholders of record on Nov. 24, 2015. Release

> Ericsson's decision to work partner with Cisco Systems instead of longtime partner Juniper Networks leaves Juniper without a partner as its rivals team up, industry observers note. Network World article

> The Justice Department won't help the FCC in its fight to overturn state laws that restrict municipal broadband projects. ars technica article

Cable News
> Note to executives of media companies about to enage Dish Network in carriage negotiations: When listening to Dish Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen, brace yourself. Article

> MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett revised his estimate of third quarter pay-TV customer losses from 226,000 to 357,000, based on satellite TV subscriber losses by Dish Network that were masked by its IP-video service, Sling TV. Article

Installer News
> CommScope said that its recently completed acquisition of TE Connectivity's Broadband Network Services assets will help it expand, particularly in the FTTx segment. Article

Online Video News
> Netflix is continuing to plumb different content genres as it expands its library of originals, announcing that its next series to premiere will be a documentary about a high-stakes criminal case. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile's new Binge On service makes use of video optimization strategies that will effectively reduce the weight of video on T-Mobile's network, thus allowing the carrier to offer video streaming to all its Simple Choice customers for no extra cost. Article

> Ericsson cut its outlook for how much the network equipment will grow over the next few years, but still said it aimed to grow faster than the market. Article

And finally …TalkTalk says the recent cyberattack on its network will cost it a bit more than previously announced: between $45.4 million to $53.1 million. Reuters article