Microsoft wants Verizon to give it names of suspected Windows pirates; FairPoint to present at Jefferies event

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> Swisscom plans to implement a G.fast upgrade on its network, boosting downlink speeds available to customers using fiber-to-the-street (FTTS) or fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) connections to 500 Mbps. Article

> Microsoft wants Verizon to hand over names of suspected Windows pirates. Article

> FairPoint Communications will present at the Jefferies 2015 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on May 13 at 1:30 p.m. ET. Release

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> Addressing an INTX convention backed by a trade group that's suing to stop his new Open Internet orders, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urged cable operators to embrace their transformation from cable TV distributors to broadband companies and rise to the "challenge" of making Internet service a more competitive business. Article

> Comcast has expanded its 4K service with a new set-top box that brings the conglomerate's growing 4K lineup to the X1 platform. Article

Online Video News
> JetBlue and Amazon are teaming up to significantly boost content offerings on the airline's in-flight broadband service, dubbed Fly-Fi. Article

Wireless News
> Nvidia said it will wind down its Icera cellular baseband operations in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, which will end this summer. Article

> Smartphones keep getting bigger and bigger smartphones are delivering big sales, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Article

And finally… @StateTech: How #Connecticut could become a hotbed for Internet innovation. Article

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