Google Fiber touts 1 Gbps for San Antonio businesses; Xtera names Chinnici as its new CFO

Wireline news from across the web:

> Telecom Italia says it has now deployed fiber infrastructure in around 1,100 municipalities across Italy, passing 45 percent of households. TeleGeography article

> Devcon Construction of Milpitas, Calif., uses SD-WAN networking technology to keep its far-flung operations connected. eWeek article

> Google Fiber's San Antonio Tyler Wallis pitched the service provider's 1 Gbps service for small businesses as it continues to build out the network.  San Antonio Business Journal article

> Xtera Communications has named Joe Chinnici, the former CFO of Ciena, its new executive VP and CFO. Release

> AT&T invested more than $150 million in its Montana wireless and wired networks from 2013-2015. Release

Cable News
> DirecTV has demurred on a request from Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA) to return to the bargaining table with Time Warner Cable and discuss carriage of TWC SportsNet LA. Article

> The major publicly traded pay-TV companies lost 200,000 video subscribers in the first quarter, an acceleration over the 54,000 lost in the first quarter of 2015, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield says. Article

Wireless News
> Intel has killed three of its SoFIA chip products for smartphones as the company continues to retreat from the mobile market in favor of newer tech segments. Article

> The nation's five largest mobile carriers are backing an initiative that would help them to share information and fix network outages during disasters and other emergencies. Article

And finally …High speed fiber-based Ethernet makes sense using wavelength services. Fiber Network Quotes article