Hermiston, Ore. is building out a 1 Gbps-capable FTTH network; Level 3 names Edison as VP of EMEA sales

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@FierceTelecom RT@GENBAND: "AT&T SDN plans expected to bolster network utilization rates." Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Hermiston, Ore., is working with Huawei to build out a gigabit broadband network for the rural community. Article

> Level 3 Communications named Andrew Edison as its new senior vice president of sales for EMEA, leading all sales channels across the region and servicing enterprise, government and wholesale customers. Release

> ILECs and cable providers' push into the home security market is yielding some major gains, according to a report from Imperial Capital that cited research from Barnes Associates. Article

> Fiber cables used to deliver Internet data are quickly approaching their capacity of approximately 100 terabits per second, said researchers at a Royal Society meeting in London. Article

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> Charter Communications and Bright House Networks have agreed to go through with a $10.4 billion merger plan originally announced in late March. Article

> Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus ended 2014 as the cable industry's leader in executive compensation, taking home a total paycheck of $34.6 million, according to a filing made to the SEC. Article

Wireless News
> Google, Apple and a broad array of civil liberties groups and technology companies are urging President Barack Obama not to embrace policies that would prohibit tech companies from encrypting their customers' data. Article

> U.S. consumers on average chewed through around 2.5 GB of cellular data per month in the first quarter, according to industry analyst Chetan Sharma, up from an average of 2 GB per month at the end of 2014. Article

And finally… @IDGTechTalk:  #Cloud adoption among #IT departments everywhere is near 90% for 2014. Article