Frontier customers in West Virginia want false advertising lawsuit to proceed; Virgin Media to bring FTTP to 10 UK communities

Wireline news from across the web:

> AT&T invested over $1 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Louisiana during the three-year period 2013–2015. Release

> Microsoft will fund other businesses developing local last mile access solutions. NY Times article

> Frontier Communications customers who've sued the company for falsely advertising internet speeds are asking the West Virginia Supreme Court to allow the case to proceed. Charleston Gazette-Mail article

> Virgin Media has named ten U.K. communities, chosen by local residents and businesses, where it will roll out FTTP technology. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> Cable One has steadily diminished the ambitions of its video services business while playing up residential broadband and business services, but it has also worked to reduce the "hollow profitability" of its video customer base. Article

> Outlining the corporate strategy for his company's $3.8 billion purchase of DreamWorks Animation, Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh said a key reason for the deal was to acquire DreamWorks' kids TV animation business, which will be used to create SVOD content. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T's Ralph de la Vega said he is not concerned about the decline in the number of the carrier's postpaid phone customers because of the growth of AT&T's Cricket prepaid wireless business. And he said that AT&T has a significant cross-selling opportunity following its acquisition of pay-TV company DirecTV. Article

> American mobile users ate through 9.6 trillion megabytes of data last year, more than doubling the 4.1 trillion MB of data they consumed in 2014, according CTIA's latest annual report on the wireless industry. Article

And finally … Security in a hybrid world: You can't protect what you can't see. The Stack article