Verizon, Epic! host eSports tournament; Data center cooling market set to nearly double

Wireline news from across the web: 

> Caspar Bowden, a British privacy advocate who foreshadowed revelations made by Edward Snowden, died of cancer on Thursday in southern France. Article

> Verizon and Epic! gaming lounge to host Lone Star State's largest eSports tournament featuring 500/500 Mbps FiOS Internet and $40,000 in prizes. Release

> Data center cooling market to grow from $6.26 billion in 2015 to $11.85 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 13.6 percent. Release

> KPN Wholesale said that 100 Mbps DSL Internet is available at 2 million locations in the Netherlands. Article (sub req.)

> American Cable Association members push RSN conditions for AT&T/DirecTV deal. Article

Cable News
> Comcast is planning to launch a $15-a-month OTT pay-TV service that blends streaming of the major broadcast networks and HBO, as well as access to the MSO's cloud DVR service and thousands of on-demand programs. Article

> Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and three of his fellow progressive Senators have written the FCC, asking the agency to investigate what they term the "ridiculous" price of cable TV and broadband fees. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint is unveiling a new pricing structure for business customers that includes in one price point the cost of devices and service as well as a host of new value-added services and customer support. Article

> Former Rep. Henry Waxman, now a lobbyist for T-Mobile US, wrote in a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that the agency should strike a compromise on when to trigger the bidding for reserved spectrum in the broadcast incentive auction and on a proposal to relocate TV stations in the duplex gap after the auction. Article

And finally@ForbesTech: How big data and the IoT improve public transport in London. Article


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