Lakeland, Florida weighs building its own fiber network; Claro Puerto Rico leverages CAF II to expand broadband reach

Wireline news from across the web:

> Claro Puerto Rico has deployed high speed broadband networks in underserved parts of Ponce, the territory's most populated municipality outside the San Juan metropolitan area. TeleGeography article

> Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare launched the Connect Care telehealth service for patients in Idaho and Utah. article

> Lakeland, Florida is considering the feasibility of fiber-based broadband for their community. digital communities article

> Telefonica Brasil (Vivo) will discontinue its 'Vono'-branded VoIP service on Sept. 30 this year. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> In one of the most all-out offensives launched at the FCC's "Unlock the Box" set-top regulatory proposal, Comcast and the NCTA each filed searing reply commentary to the agency. Article

> With the Justice Department already investigating possible monopolistic practices by Comcast in the $5 billion spot advertising market, the MSO's top rival in that sector, Viamedia, has filed an antitrust suit against it. Article

Installer News
> While it services just over 100 towers today, Cable One is looking to aggressively expand its cellular backhaul business, said the MSO's CEO, Thomas Might. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said that the carrier's 5G tests in its Basking Ridge, New Jersey, headquarters have shown speeds of up to 1.8 Gbps, and he hinted that the range of that service could reach up to 1,000 meters. Article

> According to a new customer survey from investment banking firm Pacific Crest Securities, T-Mobile US' momentum in the market will cool during the coming months. Article

And finally … Keeping data secure from hackers seems to be an ever-evolving practice. Fortune article


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