Google repurposes Alabama power plant as a data center; Omnitron Systems launches optical NID device

Wireline news from across the web: 

> Omnitron Systems has launched the iConverter SFP-NIDTM, a Small Form Pluggable (SFP) Gigabit optical demarcation Network Interface Device (NID). Release

> Google plans to repurpose an Alabama power plant that will be shut down, and build a new data center in the facility. Article

> Telstra's revised migration plan for its wireline voice and Internet services for the National Broadband Network has been accepted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Article

> Adva Optical Networking participated in T-Systems' advanced Terabit Demonstrator project, which is focused on showcasing the transportation of terabit applications over a distance in excess of 1,000km. Release

> Millennials, according to new NPD Group report, are twice as likely to have installed a smart home product in their residences. Article

Cable News
> Comcast will soon begin streaming EA games to its X1 subscribers, according to DSLReports, which cites an inside source. Article

> Charter Communications' bid to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks has a bit more bounce in it after the influential founder of African-American network Bounce TV, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young, endorsed the deal. Article

Installer News
> InSite Wireless Group acquired several distributed antenna systems (DAS) from Capital Tower Group. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Article

Online Video News
> Video platform developer Qwilt, which helps pay-TV operators and other Internet service providers to deliver OTT video content to their subscribers, has received $25 million in Series D funding. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T said it will spend $3 billion during the next four years to cover 100 million people in Mexico with LTE by the end of 2018. Article

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated to his fellow commissioners new competitive bidding rules for spectrum auctions that would block the kind of bidding strategy that Dish Network employed during the AWS-3 spectrum auction. Article

And finally@TeamARIN: How low can it go? Less than 1 percent of a /8 remaining in our IPv4 inventory.