Lexington, Ky. officials consider Windstream's cable franchise request; Cybersecurity concerns rise at nonprofit organizations

Wireline news from across the web:

> Lexington, Ky., officials to vote on Windstream Communications' cable franchise request. Lexington Herald-Leader article

> Cybersecurity has become a leading cause for concern among managers at nonprofit organizations, with 81 percent of 470 respondents ranking cyber security as among the top 10 risks in their organization. TheNonProfitTimes article

> CenturyLink's Qwest subsidiary agreed to sell $400 million aggregate principal amount of 6.6 percent notes due 2055. Release

> Honolulu is the first location in Hawaii to implement Smart911, a free national public safety service that allows citizens to provide the information dispatchers need, before an emergency happens. Release

Cable News
> Cablevision COO Kristin Dolan said broadband packages featuring over-the-air antennas are having the desired effect of bringing in new customers and are not cannibalizing the MSO's pay-TV core. Article

> Count Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus as being among the top pay-TV executives not sold on the "skinny bundle" strategy. Article

Online Video News
> The sky is not falling and TV is not about to go the way of the steam engine, but the broadcast industry over the next several years is facing several challenges, both old and new. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that the carrier's recent improvement of its network in Denver -- and network testing firm RootMetrics' determination that it provided the fastest network there and virtually tied Verizon Wireless for overall network performance – is a sign of things to come as the carrier revamps its network. Article

> Verizon Wireless will deploy 400 small cells in San Francisco in order to densify the company's network in anticipation of the 2016 Super Bowl that will take place in that city. Article

And finally@Telexplainer: A quick look at network latency and how you can reduce it on your long haul connections. Fiber Network Quotes article

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