Obama pledges support for net neutrality; GCI to maintain usage caps with proposed 1 Gig service

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @Rob Powell: Obama: I want the FCC to ban paid Internet fast lanes. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> BT has told customers that have a 5 Mbps or faster broadband connection and subscribe to BT via Vision+ STBs that it will stop offering its BT Sport channels to them via DTT on Oct. 20. Article (sub. req.)

> GCI may start offering 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband service next year, but the service provider said it won't eliminate usage caps. Article

> The deadline set by Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan for telecom companies to cut down calling rates by 60 percent has expired, but some service providers have not yet adhered to the call. Release

Cable News
> Verizon has filed a brief with the FCC urging the commission to end a seven-year ban on MVPD set-tops with integrated security features. Article

> Since 2010, the top 40 most widely distributed cable channels have lost an average of 3.2 million subscribers, or 3 percent of their distribution. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella backpedaled fast from comments he made Thursday while addressing a group of mostly women at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, in which he suggested that they should put their faith in "karma" if they don't get the pay raise they want. Article

> Verizon Communications is teaming up with General Electric to provide connectivity for GE's software-enabled industrial machines and devices. Article

And finally @TelecomReseller:  Making the case for SIP trunking. Article