Ericsson, AWS target IoT opportunities in the cloud; Zayo appoints new CTO, general counsel

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Ericsson and Amazon Web Services are partnering to help service providers use the AWS cloud to quickly roll out and expand services in areas like the Internet of Things. Network World article

> Zayo has appointed Wendy Cassity as general counsel and Dave Jones as chief technology officer. Release

> A group of six independent telephone companies in southern Minnesota has connected the systems of the six Minnesota members and added some new connections to create a broadband network to serve the southern quarter of Minnesota. Post-Bulletin article

>  Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, will be a keynote speaker at The INCOMPAS Show, delivering his address on Monday, April 11 at 4:00 p.m. Release

Cable News
> According to Comcast's hometown paper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, former Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis recently opened two offices for his investment fund, Atairos -- one close to the Comcast's headquarters in Bryn Mawr, Penn., and another in New York City's Rockefeller Center, both with small staffs. Article

> A coalition of progressive-leaning nonprofit groups says it's gathered 300,000 signatures for a petition opposing Charter Communications' proposed takeovers of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Article

Wireless News
> Facebook used the opening day of Mobile World Congress here to introduce the Telecom Infra Project, an ambitious, engineering-centric effort to bring mobile tech companies together to develop new technologies "and reimagine traditional approaches to building and deploying" networks. Article

> The CIO of San Jose, Calif., said that outfitting his city with better Wi-Fi coverage has not only improved the city's competitiveness, but also contributed to a 300 percent gain in revenues. Article

And finally … Delta-Montrose Electric Association among many that stepped up to keep their customers from being left in digital dust. Denver Post article