Obama administration begins search for a new CIO; Europe deregulates the retail wireline telephony market

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> As the Obama administration seeks a new CIO, some think it's time to examine the opportunities and obstacles associated with this role. Article

> European officials have deregulated the retail wireline telephony market as more consumers have cut ties with their POTS lines. Article

> A panel in Utah has proposed nine ideas to expand broadband in the state, with a particular focus on rural markets. Article

Cable News
> Taking a major step forward in its bid to challenge Nielsen in the business of TV audience measurement, Rentrak has acquired the Kantar business unit from advertising conglomerate WPP for $98 million in common stock. Article

> The sale of troubled regional sports network CSN Houston to AT&T and DirecTV now appears likely, with a bankruptcy court judge ruling against Comcast on the key matter of the network's remaining value. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella needs to convince enterprises to adopt the software giant's forthcoming Windows 10 release, but he's also making another pitch for the software update: it will help Microsoft integrate more tightly with the Internet of Things. Article

> Americans pay an average rate of 17 percent in combined federal, state and local taxes and fees on wireless service, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit, Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Article

And finally@Telexplainer: Mysterious bug in Belkin routers (now fixed) kicked people off the internet. Article