SaskTel deepens rural broadband footprint; Interxion is planning a $150M offering

Wireline news from across the web:

> SaskTel announced that residents living in three rural Saskatchewan communities will now be able to connect to the SaskTel High Speed Internet service. Release

> The number of FTTH subscribers in the Netherlands passed the milestone of 1 million in March, according to the Telecompaper Dutch FTTH Database. Telecompaper article (sub req.)

> Data center operator Interxion said it is planning an offering of $150 million worth of senior secured notes due 2020. Release

> Telstra has signed a $1.2 billion contract with nbn under which it will provide planning, design, construction and construction management services within the existing Telstra HFC network footprint. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> Jay Samit is out as CEO at pay-TV video services vendor SeaChange. According to a company announcement deftly blended with its fiscal 2016 earnings release, company veteran Edward Terino has been tapped to take his place. Article

> Dish Network is taking its integration of Netflix into the realm of 4K, announcing that UltraHD content on the SVOD provider will be playable on its new Hopper 3 DVRs. Article

Online Video News
> The Alliance for Open Media, an organization created to develop open-source codecs that are royalty-free as an alternative to HEVC, has launched a new video project to promote active development of an open-source video codec. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon announced that new or upgrading customers will be eligible to receive three free months of HBO Now service -- a noteworthy offer considering the 6th season of HBO's popular Game of Thrones series is scheduled to start later this month. Article

> Deutsche Telekom is considering taking a page from its T-Mobile US business to boost its foundering carrier in the Netherlands, according to a Bloomberg report. Article

And finally … CRTC will weigh on whether high speed Internet is a basic right. Globe and Mail article


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