KentuckyWired board created by Gov. Beshear; Cuba installs 35 public Wi-Fi hot spots

Wireline news from across the web:

> Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed an executive order to create the Kentucky Communications Network Authority and its board, which will manage the KentuckyWired broadband project. Louisville Business First article

> The board of directors of TDS has declared a third quarter 2015 dividend of 14 cents per common share and Series A common share. Release

> A telehealth program between Richmond, Va.-based Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital and VOX Telehealth in Princeton, N.J., has improved outcomes for participating patients. Healthcare Informatics article

> Cuba installed Wi-Fi hot spots in 35 public areas, giving the country's residents Internet access that the government has long restricted. WSJ article

Cable News
> Comcast is testing a new $10 per month broadband plan for low-income seniors that will provide broadband service, a free modem and a Wi-Fi router as well as access to digital literacy training materials. Article

> Cox Communications, the nation's sixth largest pay-TV operator, quietly entered the video game space last year with its flarePlay video game subscription package. Article

Wireless News
> Google is delaying the pilot launch of Project Ara, which is aimed at creating modular smartphones consumers can customize with different components, because the phones, made up of different blocks, keep breaking apart when dropped in tests. Article

> Even though LightSquared and GPS device firm Trimble have indicated that they are willing to engage in settlement talks, the wireless firm continues to spar with a group of GPS industry companies over interference testing between LightSquared's spectrum and GPS receivers. Article

And finally … @Dan Bricklin: History of manual data capture, from Bible stories to Darwin to Hollerith to iPads. Post

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