KPN hints at merging with another carrier; Jacksonville gets high marks for low-latency connectivity to Latin America

Wireline news from across the web:

> Jacksonville offers lower-latency connectivity to Latin America with lower cost, and lower hurricane risk than Miami. Data Center Knowledge article

> AT&T signed a contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide intrusion prevention services through its Einstein 3 cybersecurity program. Federal Times article

> KPN has hinted it would consider a merger with a foreign telco in the face of increasing competition in its domestic market. TeleGeography article

> Verizon tells union workers that Veterans Day is no "big deal." CWA article

Cable News
> The FCC said it rejected a complaint against AT&T's DirecTV by a handful of local TV broadcasters centering on a dispute over retransmission fees. Article

> The American Cable Association joined the NCTA in urging the FCC to abandon a controversial proposal for integrating AllVid pay-TV security tech to support set-tops sold at retail stores. Article

Installer News
> Privately held Vertical Bridge Holdings on Friday closed a transaction to acquire the rights to more than 200 wireless communications towers from Nsight Tower Holdings, which is owned by Nsight, the parent of wireless carrier Cellcom as well as Nsight Telservices. Article

Online Video News
> Digital media transport provider Net Insight is turning its sights on over-the-top video delivery, announcing its entry into the market segment with a focus on the live-streaming niche. Article

Wireless News
> There will be convergence between fixed broadband and wireless in the United States, and T-Mobile US could be a part of that but will have multiple options as that occurs, according to a senior executive at the carrier. Article

> Nokia said Ricky Corker will become the head of its North American business following the close of its $16.8 billion deal to buy rival Alcatel-Lucent. Article

And finally … What is the value proposition of dark fiber and wavelength services? Giga Packets article