Oi files largest bankruptcy request in Brazil's history; GTT's Calder named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016

Wireline news from across the web:

> Brazilian telecoms giant Oi has filed the largest bankruptcy request in the country's history, after failing to reach an agreement with creditors. Bloomberg article

> According to research by the Ottawa-based Canadian Internet Registration Authority, there's also a divide between neighborhoods in Canadian cities, where residents in adjacent areas experience vastly different broadband speeds. Calgary Herald article

> GTT Communications announced that Rick Calder, president and CEO, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Mid-Atlantic award. Release

> South Arkansas Telephone (SATCO) and Ouachita Electric Cooperative (OECC) are coming together to bring gigabit broadband to parts of rural Arkansas. Telecompetitor article

> AT&T invested more than $825 million in its Wisconsin wireless and wired networks during 2013-2015. Release

> CS&L announced the pricing of a secondary public offering by Citigroup with a price of $26.01. Release

> Lt. Gen. James K. "Kevin" McLaughlin, deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command talks about attacks from ISIS, Russia and China. WSJ article

Cable News
> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's controversial pay-TV set-top NPRM was adopted last February on a 3-2 party vote but now, as the final commission vote for the proposal nears, support could be waning among the Democratic commissions for the suggested rules. Article

> The Cleveland Cavaliers capped a historic comeback last night when the team beat the Golden State Warriors in Game Seven of the NBA Finals -- but for some Charter Spectrum TV Plus subscribers, the moment was missed. Article

Installer News
> Comcast is contemplating a joint purchase of one of its key home automation vendors, iControl. Article

Wireless News
> Ericsson said it is cooperating with U.S. authorities in an investigation into alleged corruption dating back more than three years. Article

> T-Mobile is hoping its second weekly giveaway goes a bit more smoothly tomorrow than the first one did. Article

And finally … London is the most connected major city in the world, with just eight percent of the capital having no Internet access, but more than half (57 percent) of the world's urban population are still unconnected, according to research published to coincide with 'World Wi-Fi Day'. TechWeek europe article


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