GTL pursues review of the FCC's new inmate calling services regulations; SaskTel projects customers will make 750K calls on Christmas day

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Global Tel*Link (GTL) is pursuing judicial review of the recent FCC order that seeks to regulate the Inmate Calling Services (ICS) industry. Release

> The FCC has received 13,000 complaints about Comcast's usage caps this year, many of them also complaining that the company's meter doesn't match their router statistics. DSL Reports article

> The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council pushes back the date for organizations to migrate away from the vulnerable encryption technology standard. eWeek article

> SaskTel projects that its customers will make approximately 750,000 long distance calls this Christmas Day, an estimate that includes approximately 350,000 wireline long distance calls and approximately 400,000 wireless long distance calls. Release

> AT&T is amongst a number of service providers who made proposals to Los Angeles who are trying to further the city's municipal broadband program. state scoop article

> The NYC Department of Education (DoE) will pay $ 3 million to settle a dispute with the Federal Communications Commission about its E-rate program. Release

Cable News
> Firing the latest salvo in the NCTC's carriage battle with AMC Networks, Cincinnati Bell CEO Ted Torbeck said that giving into the programmer's demands would result in a 3 percent spike in pay-TV fees for his MSO's customers, whether or not they watch The Walking Dead. Article

> CBS Corp. Chief Executive Les Moonves is set to succeed 92-year-old Sumner Redstone as chairman of the powerful but struggling programming conglomerate CBS, per an agreement with Redstone's daughter, Shari Redstone. Article

Installer News
> Local municipalities cannot deny requests from wireless operators and tower companies to modify wireless equipment in cell sites, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and on towers if it doesn't substantially change the physical footprint of that equipment, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District. Article

Online Video News
> Online video creators hunting for stock nature footage to add to their production, rejoice: VideoBlocks is adding royalty-free stock video from Discovery Channel's library of unused footage to its Marketplace section. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon is preparing to launch a premium version of its Go90 offering that will enable users to view content without incurring data charges, reported, citing a note from a Barclays analyst. Article

> AT&T's plan to capitalize on its acquisition of DirecTV through a mobile video service and other integrated offerings may be more challenging than it appears, according to Walter Piecyk of BTIG Research. Article

And finally … Given telcos' 40 percent share, resellers turn to FCC rather than antitrust to dissolve long-term special access contracts. Georgetown University report (PDF)