Texas governor sets goal for 5.2M schoolkids to have broadband access; Equinix says more enterprises migrating to colocation centers

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants every one of the state's 5.2 million schoolchildren to have access to broadband Internet by 2018. Dallas Morning News article

> Representatives from AT&T and Georgia's Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority announced that the Eastgate Commerce Park, North Glynn Commerce Park, and the Tradewinds Business Park have been designated as being AT&T Fiber Ready. Release

> Equinix is seeing major growth in enterprises moving away from private data centers and into colocation facilities, particularly those with low-latency connections to cloud providers. Forbes article

> A new survey of IT and security professionals reveals that 72 percent of organizations have experienced five or more network security incidents in the past 12 months. Channel Partners article

> Seaborn Networks announced that its Seabras-1 cable project was awarded as a "Best Deal of 2015" by Global Trade Review. Release

> The number of fixed broadband subscriptions in Ireland rose 4 percent in 2015 to a total of 1.31 million, according to the latest quarterly report from ComReg. ComReg report (PDF)

Cable News
> A year after Casa Systems announced that it had deployed the first converged cable access platform (CCAP) chassis combining data and video into a Time Warner Cable network, several cable industry vendors have told Light Reading that the CCAP business is getting hot. Article

> AT&T has been sued by Herring Networks for $100 million, with the indie programmer alleging the DirecTV operator reneged on promises to carry its networks in exchange for supporting its purchase of the satellite TV company last year. Article

Online Video News
> Building on its experience live-streaming select NFL games last season, Yahoo is partnering with the National Hockey League to bring a number of its games to online viewers. Article

Wireless News
> The connected car market heated up this morning with news that General Motors will reportedly spend roughly $1 billion to buy Cruise Automation, which develops technology for autonomous vehicles. Article

> A federal judge handed AT&T a legal victory last week when he ruled that a lawsuit against the company's throttling practices for unlimited data must be decided in arbitration instead of a class-action lawsuit. Article

And finally  … MIT develops a new technique to load webpages faster. Tech Crunch article

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