News of Note—AT&T, Trump, Cisco and more

august 8 2017

> AT&T has reiterated its plan to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 if the new tax bill is signed into law. Release

> A national security document from the Trump administration included mention of malicious cyberattackers, stating that cheap weapons and "the use of cybertools have allowed state and nonstate competitors to harm the United States across various domains." Reuters article

> Minnesota lieutenant governor Tina Smith, a rural broadband advocate, will take over the Senate seat left open by Al Franken’s resignation. Motherboard article

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> Cisco has integrated Viptela's SD-WAN technology with its own Intelligent WAN offering after the $610 million acquisition was completed in August. SDxCentral article

> Tom's Guide explained how much internet bandwidth consumers would need for a variety of common use cases. Simple web surfing and email, for example, only needs up to 25 Mbps, whereas online gaming can take up to 100 Mbps. Tom’s Guide article

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