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

Wireline news from across the web:

@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

Cable News
> 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

Suggested Articles

Cato Networks is the latest SD-WAN vendor to announce it has blended SIEM capabilities into its platform.

DriveNets’ Ido Susan analyzes recent news in Service Provider networking and the buzz around the distributed disaggregated model endorsed by AT&T.

Israel-based DriveNets announces a raft of vendor partnerships on Tuesday including UfiSpace, Edgecore Networks and Delta.