LYCOS taps Mauldin to serve as an independent board director; Wisconsin provides rural broadband grants

Wireline news from across the web: 

> LYCOS, one of the first search engines on the web, has tapped LYCOS creator Michael L. Mauldin to serve as an independent director on its board. Release

> New Zealand's Chorus says regulatory pricing decisions are the culprit behind its falling profits, as net income for its full year to June 30, 2015 fell 39 percent year-over-year to $60 million. TeleGeography article

> Wisconsin is providing grants to broadband providers to expand service into rural areas of the state. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article

> Virginia has released the first state map demonstrating the connection between broadband access, technology and health on the FCC's website. GCN article

> Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions has signed an agreement to provide Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), Metro Ethernet and Managed Network Services to Fairwinds Credit Union, the largest locally owned and operated financial institution in Central Florida. Release

Cable News
> BlackArrow, the ad tech company working with cable-industry joint venture Canoe to grow pay-TV's dynamic ad-insertion (DAI) business, has been acquired by Cross MediaWorks. Article

> Markets all over the world are coping with sympathy pangs following the steep decline of China's stock exchange, but Apple CEO Tim Cook said he's not worried about his company's long-term business prospects in China. Article

Wireless News
> Amazon's CTO of devices left the company to join the Google unit that works on advanced research projects, according to a Re/code report -- the second time he left the online retailer in the last year. Article

> The FCC issued a citation to a man in Queens, N.Y., for operating equipment that is interfering with Sprint's 1900 MHz network there, in violation of the FCC's rules. Article

And finally … New study finds workers & #IT aren't on same page with #mobile or #cloud services. FierceContentManagement article