U.S. appeals court grants GTL's request to delay FCC's prison calling caps; Verizon customers reportedly hacked

Wireline news from across the web:

> The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., granted a request by Global Tel*Link to delay implementation of FCC rate caps on intrastate Inmate Calling Services (ICS). Release

> The average actual UK residential fixed broadband download speed increased to 28.9 Mbps in November 2015, compared to 22.8 Mbps in November 2014, according to new figures. The Register article

> AT&T and representatives from the City of Jeffersontown and the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce announced that the Bluegrass Commerce Park in Jeffersontown, Ky., has been designated AT&T Fiber Ready. Release

> CenturyLink will release its first quarter 2016 earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 4, and host a related conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET that day. Release

> According to security analyst Brian Krebs, 1.5 million Verizon customers appear to have had their data stolen in a new security breach at the company. Krebs on Security post

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> TiVo and Rovi are reportedly in "advanced negotiations" to merge in a deal that would see Rovi buy the DVR specialist for a yet to be determined price, according to the New York Times. Article

> Comcast has announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to further extend its low-cost broadband service, Internet Essentials, to public housing in three regions. Article

Installer News
> Residential installers are facing a "spectrum crunch," with IoT and video technologies like 4K driving a 100-fold increase in wireless bandwidth needs for many domiciles over the last 10 years. Article

Online Video News
> Google may be adding another live streaming component to YouTube: VentureBeat reports that the company is creating a new app, YouTube Connect, which would face off against Twitter's Periscope and Facebook's live streaming initiative. Article

Wireless News
> The National Association of Broadcasters again protested the FCC's 39-month timeline for repacking TV spectrum following the upcoming incentive auction, saying the Commission "has not done any serious analysis" of the work required to move broadcasters to new channels. Article

> Pebble is laying off roughly 25 percent of its workforce, according to Tech Insider, in the latest signal that the smartwatch industry has yet to take off. Article

And finally … The broadband gap in rural healthcare facilities is growing. Blandin Foundation post

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