FairPoint veteran Sabherwal joins FTI Consulting; FirstLight Fiber provides 1 Gbps to Colby-Sawyer College

Wireline news from across the web: 

> Business advisory firm FTI Consulting has named FairPoint Communications executive Ajay Sabherwal as its chief financial officer. Reuters article

> The European Commission has accepted the German regulator's proposal to allow Deutsche Telekom to roll out VDSL vectoring, after the Bundesnetzagentuur made changes to the wholesale regulations. Telecompaper article

> FirstLight Fiber has been tapped by Colby-Sawyer College to provide 1 Gbps services to its Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire campus. Release

> A report published by the UK's Culture, Media and Sport Committee has claimed that BT is "significantly under investing" in its Openreach unit. TeleGeography article

> Tower Cloud has opened a point of presence in Colo Atl's 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta. Release

Cable News
> Comcast and Dish Network are moving forward with their plans to participate in the FCC's upcoming 600 MHz wireless spectrum auction, with the agency approving the two operators' applications. Article

> The FCC has asked executives for Dish Network and Tribune Media to file reports outlining their respective positions in a five-week broadcast retransmission battle that has seen 42 Tribune stations in 33 markets blacked out on the satellite TV operator's service. Article

Installer News
> A CSG International app designed to more efficiently automate the workflow of cable installers has come under fire from workers, who claim the mobile app is adversely affecting their work. Article

Online Video News
> The closing out of grandfathered subscription prices hit Netflix hard in the second quarter, with users churning out of the SVOD service at higher rates than expected, the company reported. Article

Wireless News
> Wireless carriers across the globe, including in the United States, are moving more quickly than expected toward 5G network technology, according to the CEO of Ericsson, the world's largest wireless equipment vendor. Article

> Crown Castle's small cells business is threatened by both push-back from local municipalities and the lower rents the smaller antennas can command, according to BTIG Research. Article

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