GVTC complements fiber reach with satellite service; Verizon introduces new IoT portal

Wireline news from across the web:

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> GVTC signs satellite partnership with Exede to extend broadband services into hard-to-reach rural areas of its Texas footprint. Article

> British telecom regulator Ofcom said it is "taking steps to ensure the UK plays a leading role in developing the Internet of Things (IoT)." Article

> Verizon introduced a new portal designed to secure large-scale Internet of Things deployments. Release

> Broward County in Florida builds its own fiber ring and migrates phone system to VoIP. Article

Cable News
> Cox Communications has become the latest major pay-TV operator to raise consumer prices, upping monthly subscriber fees by $1 to $6, depending on the service package. Article

> Charter Communications has promoted Rich DiGeronimo to executive vice president, product and strategy. Article

Wireless News
> Huawei wants to increase sales in its consumer unit this year to $16 billion from around $12 billion in 2014, in part by focusing on higher-end smartphones. Article

> Facebook wants everyone across the world to have Internet access--partly so they can log onto Facebook--and the company quietly created and launched a new app to make sure consumers in emerging markets with older and slower wireless networks can still experience the benefits of the social network on their phones. Article

And finally… @rtehrani: Will Telecoms Get Left Behind with New FCC Standards? Article

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