Ohio proposes ending regulations for local voice service; Allied Fiber signs dark fiber agreement with GTC

Wireline news from across the web:

> Ohio proposed rules for withdrawal of basic local exchange service. Telecom Regulatory Monitoring post

> Allied Fiber has signed a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement with Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC), a not-for-profit electric cooperative with more than 3,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and more than 600 substations. Release

> Spanish telecom regulator Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) has fined Telefonica Espana $5.7 million for violating regulations regarding the rental of broadband connections to the nation's alternative operators. TeleGeography article

> FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai toured MaxxSouth Broadband's FTTH facilities in two Mississippi communities to learn more about the company's efforts to expand fast Internet service into rural portions of America. Release

Cable News
> Cablevision has settled its antitrust lawsuit against Viacom. The companies did not announce the terms of their agreement. Article

> Adding to the web of complexity that surrounds Comcast's pay-by-usage Internet service trials, the MSO's Atlanta customers are being charged $35 a month to avoid usage caps, according to DSLReports. Article

Online Video News
> SVOD provider Netflix's free cash flow continued to be worrisome in the third quarter of 2015, dipping another $29 million sequentially to reach -$252 million. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson admitted that the company "blew it" by responding to a lifelong customer who suggested changes to Stephenson on AT&T's wireless and broadband services by sending him a letter from one of its top lawyers. Article

> Sprint said it will start throttling the speeds of customers on its unlimited smartphone data plans who use more than 23 GB of data in a billing cycle for the remainder of their billing cycle, but only at times and locations where the network is constrained. Article

And finally … Here are 40 maps that explain the Internet. Vox.com article

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