Quintillion acquires Arctic Fibre's assets; Rosenworcel vies for more time to comment on privacy rules proposal

Wireline news from across the web:

> FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said during an INTX panel discussion in Boston that the commission should allow more time for comments on its controversial proposal to establish privacy rules for broadband providers. BNA article

> Quintillion has acquired the assets of Arctic Fibre as part of a plan to build a submarine cable from Asia to Europe with the first phase in Alaska. Release

> Orange Poland announced a promotion on dark fiber-based backhaul for local loop unbundling service. Telecompaper article

> America Movil (AM) is eyeing deals for Argentina's state owned broadband providerARSAT and Buenos Aires-based cableco. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> Addressing a depleted, surprisingly docile general assembly crowd today at INTX, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler steered clear from the specifics of three controversial proposals targeting the cable industry. Article

> A top Comcast executive said that marketers have begun to take a keen interest in getting their advertisements displayed in the company's X1 user guide. Article

Installer News
> Verizon is taking Capitola, California to court over an ordinance it says is so restrictive it effectively bars the carrier from installing new wireless facilities. Article

Online Video News
> Media companies exhibiting here at INTX chatted throughout the week about the need to tailor their content to fit the different sizes of screens and the various platforms, like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, that viewers use. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft said it will sell its feature-phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary in a $350 million deal that will also see Nokia return to the mobile-devices business it once dominated. Article

> Like a lot of companies in the tech world, Google has big plans for virtual reality. Article

And finally … How do telecom service providers price their service offerings in a commoditized market? The Fast Mode article

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