GSA to release RFP for new EIS contract; IT managers to increase budgets to thwart security threats

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@FierceTelecom RT @TechFreedom: Today's #FCC votes on #NetNeutrality and #MuniBroadband are a hollow victory for a radical fringe. Post | Follow @FierceTelecom

> General Services Administration (GSA) will release a draft request for proposals for the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract, the follow-on contract to its Networx contract that will expire in 2017. Article

> UK telecom regulator Ofcom revealed in a new report that nearly one in three broadband connections are now delivering 300 Mbps and above. Article

> Zayo has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed follow-on public offering of its common stock. Release

> According to NBN Co., Australia's National Broadband Network saw "significant progress" in the six months to December 2014, with substantial increases in the number of serviceable premises and active end users. Article

Cable News
> Driven by powerful cable TV programming hits like The Walking Dead, AMC Networks utterly defied downward industry trends in the fourth quarter to post a whopping 40 percent revenue increase to $609.4 million. Article

> At the end of a brutally tough 2014 filled with layoffs and boardroom vitriol, fortune appears to have turned for multiscreen technology company Synacor. Article

Online Video News
> Views of video ads on long-form content jumped 43 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to FreeWheel's latest report. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint plans to significantly expand its LTE network by adding potentially up to 20,000 cell sites and repurposing existing sites, according a source. Article

> Under the FCC's newly approved net neutrality rules, wireless carriers and other ISPs will not have to go the agency and ask permission every time they want to introduce a new offering or mobile broadband plan, such as a new zero-rating plan, according to FCC officials. Article

And finally… @idgenterprise: #Security issues are pervasive. #IT plans to increase 2015 security budgets to help address this. Article