FCC privacy proposal gets New York state support; IoT will drive data center growth

Wireline news from across the web:

> The FCC has won the support of New York state officials for its broadband privacy proposal. Multichannel News article

> Data centers have been growing rapidly and are expected to double with Internet of Things. SP Home Run article

> Dutch regulator ACM will no longer be empowered to make decisions for disputes around moving communication cables. Telecompaper article

> A small plane carrying an AT&T banner crashed off the coast of Rhode Island. AP article

> The number of homes in China passed by FTTH networks rose by 74.3 percent year-over-year to 446 million in 2015. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> Arris International and Comcast Cable today announced a warrant agreement that will allow Comcast to buy up to 8 million of Arris' ordinary shares over the next two years. Article

> Mediacom is gearing up to roll out public Wi-Fi networks in select cities in Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Georgia and elsewhere, and is hoping to support roaming onto the Wi-Fi networks of other providers like Comcast and Charter Communications, the company said. Article

Installer News
> Comcast developed a proprietary system for measuring the performance of its installation subcontractors, penalizing under-performing firms with millions of dollars in chargeback fees, according to a vendor lawsuit. Article

Wireless News
> The nation's two largest mobile network operators have begun to commercially deploy interoperable Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Article

> TracFone is looking for an interim leader after founder and CEO F.J. Pollak passed away in April. Article

And finally … The emergence of faster internet connections, smartphones and changing insurance standards is driving the emergence of telemedicine. WSJ article

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