TDS brings 1 Gig and IPTV to Fitchburn, Wis.; AT&T connects 185 OSRAM sites with global VPN service

Wireline news from across the web:

> TDS brings 1 Gbps FTTH Internet and TDS TV to parts of Fitchburg, Wis. Release

> UK alternative fiber provider CityFibre has announced Leeds and Bradford as its latest Gigabit Cities. Telecompaper article

> AT&T will provide OSRAM with a global VPN to connect the company's 185 sites across 50 countries. Release

> Zayo was selected by a global cloud provider for a dark fiber and 100G wavelength solution connecting its Canadian data center diversely to key network hubs in the United States. Release

> Bright House is offering to help Frontier Communications' customers cover the costs of canceling their contracts. Patch.com article

> America Movil is considering the sale of its 21.1 percent stake in KPN of the Netherlands, having failed with a bid to take control of the Dutch telco in 2013. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> The NCTC is close to signing a master agreement with Netflix that would let its member cable systems integrate the SVOD platform into their video service offerings with a revenue-sharing model. Article

> While cable operators are getting heat from the FCC on how business practices like leased set-tops and "most favored nation" (MFN) deals impact the realm of online video, they might brace themselves for a renewed regulatory assault regarding data caps. Article

Wireless News
> Verizon reported an impressive retail postpaid churn rate of .96 percent in the first quarter, surprising analysts who predicted the carrier would lose more customers to T-Mobile and Sprint. Article

> An obscure, 32-year-old federal agency has reportedly evolved into an organization charged with restoring or shutting down U.S. cellular networks during high-profile events and national emergencies. Article

And finally … @FiberLight: How the Internet of Things is aiding the garbage crisis. Cisco post

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