FiberLight to provide fiber to Carrier-1 Data Centers; Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper wants better rural broadband deployment

Wireline news from across the Web:

> FCC reform shouldn't halt cellphone service in order to provide broadband, says columnist. Washington Times article

> FiberLight announced a new partnership with Carrier-1 Data Centers, one of the largest data center facilities in North Texas, to deliver fiber connectivity from Carrier-1's Dallas data center located at 1515 Round Table to Infomart Dallas. Release

> Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper isn't satisfied with what he's seeing from the Colorado legislature when it comes to broadband deployment in rural parts of the state. The Daily Sentinel article

> MetTel has received a renewal for its U.S. General Services Administration IT Schedule 70 contract, extending it through July 11, 2021. Release

> Lightower Fiber Networks said its Limitless Networks exceed the most demanding network requirements of advanced technology initiatives in health care. Release

Cable News
> With Periscope announcing that it has delivered more than 200 million live streams in its existence, and Facebook actively ramping up its live streaming capabilities, Google reportedly wants into the game. Article

> After pitching itself at CES in early January as the killer virtual pay-TV app that would combine live linear streaming of national cable and local broadcast channels for less than $50 a month, angel-funded start-up Vidgo has entered a period of prolonged radio silence. Article

Installer News
> The Cleveland Convention Center will play host to the 2016 Republican National Convention in July and it's using the occasion to help convince carriers to install network equipment that will improve indoor coverage. Article

Wireless News
> Netflix's policy of degrading content for mobile carriers that charge their customers extra for data overages is controversial, but it doesn't violate net neutrality laws, according to FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly. But it may be cause for a federal investigation. Article

> The FCC's long-awaited incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum effectively kicks off tonight as the Commission begins to reconfigure TV broadcasters' airwaves for use by mobile service providers. But while the auction has been six years in the making, much work is yet to be done. Article

And finally@CIMICorp: Want a driver for massive change in the network market? Maybe you should consider SD-WAN instead of SDN and NFV. Cimi Corp. post