Midcontinent, Verizon top PC Magazine's fastest ISPs list; SummitIG provides dark fiber to the Console NSP Partner Program

Wireline news from across the web:

> Midcontinent, Verizon top PC Magazine's fastest ISPs of 2015 list. PC Magazine article

> SummitIG has joined the Console NSP Partner Program to provide customers access to Console, the enterprise software and interconnection platform. Release

> Norway had over 2 million fixed line broadband subscribers as of the end of June 2015, up from 1.98 million at the end of the first quarter. Telecompaper article

> Telco Systems announced today that two of its next-generation 10GE devices, T-Metro 8001 and T-Marc 3348, have achieved MEF CE 2.0 certification. Release

> Hughes Network Systems announced that its domestic subsidiary HughesNet has passed the one million subscriber mark. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> Apple introduced a new version of its Apple TV device that offers voice-recognition functions, unified video search across Netflix, Hulu and other services, as well as an app store that will allow users to download games and other apps. Article

> Comcast has announced that its streaming skinny-bundle service aimed at college students, Xfinity on Campus, has expanded to 27 schools since its commercial launch a year ago. Article

Installer News
> Hoping to speed installations by leveraging auto-discovery tools, Dish Network has completed integration of its Hopper DVR with control modules of leading home-automation suppliers AMX by Harman, Crestron, Pro Control and RTI. Article

Online Video News
> Less than a month after Netflix split its red-hot shares and set a new subscriber record, and just a few days past its closely-watched Japan launch, Netflix has announced that it has set its sights on several other Asian countries. Article

Wireless News
> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is "supremely confident" that the 600 MHz incentive auction will happen next March as planned, he told an audience at CTIA Super Mobility 2015. Article

> Partnerships with vendors are key to making smart city initiatives a reality because they allow cities to make investments in infrastructure without taking unnecessary risk -- such as investing in platforms that may become outdated. Article

And finally…Owning or leasing dark fiber assets gives you control of available bandwidth for demanding applications. GigaPackets article