Eero launches home Wi-Fi system using multiple routers; CenturyLink declares quarterly dividend of 54 cents

Wireline news from across the Web:

> The Streaming Video Alliance is working to fill a gap in video quality data by providing Quality of Experience metrics. Multichannel News article 

> Eero has launched a home Wi-Fi system using multiple routers that form a mesh network covering every room in the home. Endgadget article

> CenturyLink's Board of Directors voted to declare a regular quarterly cash dividend of 54 cents per share, which will be payable on March 18, 2016, to shareholders of record on March 4, 2016. Release

Cable News
> Arris has confirmed that it will lay off approximately 10 percent of its global workforce, or about 800 staffers. Article

> Plying what is perhaps the strongest investment community pressure so far on struggling media giant Viacom, high-profile Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger has urged the moribund media giant's board to sell off its key assets and take cable channels such as MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon private. Article

Installer News
> T-Mobile seems confident the broadcast industry can move to a more spectrum-efficient band plan within the 39-month timeframe set by the FCC and at or under the $1.75 billion budget set by Congress, following next month's 600 MHz incentive auctions. Article

Online Video News
> In a meeting that garnered plenty of attention around its decision on the future of cable set-top boxes, the Federal Communications Commission also firmed up some compliance rules around closed captioning. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon has made little secret of its plans to aggressively pursue 5G technologies and services well ahead of some of its competitors. And the carrier underscored the point with this week's acquisition of XO Communications' fiber-optic network business for $1.8 billion. Article

> Having equipped its entire nationwide network with LTE-broadcast capability in 2015, Verizon is now saying that delivering video over LTE-broadcast (which the company has dubbed LTE-multicast) has so far not been a big revenue generator for the operator. Article

And finally#hybridcloud is accelerating digital transformation for 85% of leading companies. The MSP Hub article

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