FirstLight Fiber delivers services to Laconia, NH school district; MaxxSouth enhances broadband, video service lineup

Wireline news from across the Web:

> KPN plans to reduce its opex and capex by another $329 million per year by 2019. TeleGeography article 

> FirstLight Fiber announced that Laconia School District in New Hampshire, has selected its high-speed, fiber-based telecommunications services. Release

> Telecom Italia CEO Marco Patuano faces new pressure from the company's new lead investor Vivendi. Reuters article

> MaxxSouth Broadband will unveil major enhancements to high-speed Internet and video services available to residents in the Mississippi communities of Forest and Morton. Release

> One in two U.S. households with Internet access has TV hooked up for streaming, according to NPD's latest Connected Home Entertainment report. Variety article

Cable News
> Calling the cable business "under-penetrated," Charter Communications CFO Christopher Winfrey continued to hammer home his company's rationale for attempting to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Article

> Cincinnati Bell has made good on plans to roll out a "skinny bundle" that will almost certainly irk its programming partners. Article

Installer News
> General Communication, Inc. said it plans to part ways with its urban wireless towers and rooftop locations in hopes of landing approximately $90 million in a sale lease back transaction. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon's eagerness to deploy 5G may be because the carrier is struggling with ever-increasing data traffic on its network, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter speculated Monday. Article

> The FCC said Verizon will pay a $1.35 million fine and adopt a three-year compliance plan as part of a settlement related to the carrier's use of "super cookies." Article

And finally …Raymond Tomlinson, who put the @ sign in email, has died. New York Times article

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