Rome, Ga. joins the Next Century Cities alliance; Birch sales rise 112% in Q2

Wireline news from across the web: 

> Rome, Ga., joined Next Century Cities, a group dedicated to promoting and ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet. Rome News-Tribune article

> Birch Communications reported that its second quarter 2015 sales rose 112 percent from the same period a year ago. Release

> America Movil has reclassified its 21.1 percent stake in Dutch operator KPN from a "long-term investment valued at cost" to an asset "available for sale." Telegeography article

> The UK government is considering increasing jail terms for online piracy from the current two-year term to up to 10 years. Telecompaper article

Cable News
> Driven by a flurry of recent deals with Media General, Scripps, Sinclair and other station groups, CBS Corp. said it now has 40 affiliates signed up for its over-the-top service, CBS All Access. Article

> Dish Network's shares have tumbled following two separate reports of bad news for the satellite TV company. Article

Wireless News
> Google's second-quarter results wowed investors as the search giant reported strong revenue growth from advertisements on mobile devices and on its YouTube video platform. Article

> Sprint has started actively deploying two-carrier carrier aggregation technology on its 2.5 GHz spectrum in dozens of major markets across the country to deliver faster speeds for customers, according to an internal Sprint document posted on Reddit by a Reddit-verified Sprint employee. Article

And finally@johntmiley: Moore's Law still matters, and keeping it going is about finding new architectures. Article