Judge orders NSA to stop collecting lawyer's phone call records; Cisco/Ericsson isn't a revolution, says Nolle

Wireline news from across the Web:

> A U.S. federal judge ordered the National Security Agency to cease collecting the phone call records of a lawyer and his firm. Reuters article

> Birch Communications has been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2015 List of the 50 Top Private Companies in Atlanta. Release

> Vodafone New Zealand plans to upgrade its cable networks in Wellington and Christchurch to DOCSIS 3.1 technology to provide gigabit download speeds. TeleGeography article

> Level 3 Communications has moved one of its core locations to Peachtree Corners Technology Park in Gwinnett County, Ga. Release

Cable News
> Midcontinent Communications plans to provide new Wi-Fi access points to its customers from AirTies Wireless Networks in a bid to improve the performance of customers' home Wi-Fi networks.  Article

> Time Warner Cable has begun trials in New York City of its IP-only video service. Article

Installer News
> AT&T's master lease agreement (MLA) with American Tower is not going to expire next year, but the holistic part of it will, which means that the carrier will start paying the tower company per site amendment. Article

Wireless News
> uBeam, a developer of wireless charging technology that uses ultrasound to transmit energy, has faced intense skepticism over its technology, despite having raised $23.4 million in venture capital. Article

> Even as BlackBerry rolls out its first smartphone running a version of Google's Android platform, the Priv, the company remains focused on bulking up its software prowess and may pursue more acquisitions. Article

And finallyTom Nolle @CIMICorp: Cisco/Ericsson isn't a revolution, it's a hedge on SDN/NFV, and if Verizon exits the cloud then SDN/NFV is harder. CimiCorp post