EU investigates Deutsche Telekom's VDSL vectoring plan; DDoS attacks on enterprises rose 73% in 2015

Wireline news from across the web:

> Fiber SenSysa, a provider of fiber-optic sensing technologies for outdoor perimeters and physical data networks, has partnered with ela-soft GmbH, a German GEMOS advanced PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) provider. Release 

> Cleareon Fiber Networks established a point of presence in Digital Realty's New York data center. Mission Critical Magazine article

> The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the German regulator's plan to allow Deutsche Telekom to roll out VDSL vectoring. Telecompaper article

> RCN Business was selected for the second consecutive year by WBL Services to provide internet connectivity, voice services and video delivery for the NFL Draft media center in Chicago. Release

> Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are still rising, with 73 percent of organizations reporting that they suffered an attack in the past year, a Neustar study said. The VAR Guy article

Cable News
> Comcast has confirmed that it has bought French ad tech company Article

> Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) has entered the fray surrounding the FCC's "Unlock the Box" proposal, getting the back of agency Chairman Tom Wheeler as he tries to make into law the decidedly consumerist proposal. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint wholesale partner Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) closed on its acquisition of nTelos and said it will invest $350 million to upgrade to LTE and build out its network. Article

> The FCC and the Federal Trade Commission are joining forces to look into how carriers, phone vendors and others review and release security updates for mobile devices. Article

And finally … Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) argue that the USDA should provide grants to rural areas that can't access at least 10 Mbps. Digital Trends article