OVH raises $327M to scale data center footprint; Bright House brings business services to three Tampa properties

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @ Spirent: Inadequate security testing is worse than no testing at all, as it creates a blind spot, a false sense of #security. Post | Follow @FierceTelecom

> OVH raises $327 million to scale its global data center footprint. Article

> Bolivian state-run telco Entel plans to invest $210 million to expand its fiber network in 2015. Article

> Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions is now providing video, communications and networking services to three of the Tampa, Fla., area's newest hospitality properties: the Epicurean at 1207 South Howard Avenue, Le Meridien Tampa at 601 North Florida Avenue, and Aloft Hotel Tampa Downtown at 100 West John F Kennedy Boulevard. Release

> A lower German court ruled that Deutsche Telekom had not overcharged Kabel Deutschland for the use of its cable ducts. Article

Cable News
> Two Northern California residents have launched a class action suit in a San Francisco federal court against Comcast, claiming the cable company's shared Wi-Fi routers use too much electrical power, violate their privacy and slow their network. Article

> Plunging new frontiers of exhaustion, Dish Network's program licensing team finds itself in another down-to-the-wire retrans renewal negotiation, with Nexstar Broadcasting Group granting a third extension to the satellite operator as talks continue. Article

Online Video News
> With potential suitors circling, Google-owned YouTube is throwing out some attractive lures of its own to keep those new celebrities in the fold. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint MVNO Ting is adding support for GSM service and will launch SIM cards that can be used in unlocked GSM phones. Article

> The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) got a bit of a black eye thanks to a report from an internal government watchdog that faulted the group's board members for failing to adhere to financial disclosure rules and not having adequate protections to monitor for conflicts of interest. Article

And finally… @sdn_tech:  Open: A New Networking Ecosystem for the #SDN and #NFV Era. Article

Suggested Articles

Broadband upstream consumption increased by 5.3% from the end of Q1 to the end of Q2, according to a report by OpenVault.

Comcast's field technicians, along with network engineers and call center agents, are the unsung heroes of the cable operator's Covid-19 response.

Colocation juggernaut Equinix has broadened its reach into India by buying two data centers from GPX India for $161 million.