Verizon FiOS tops Netflix speed tests; NBN Co. adds 450K new homes, businesses in H2 2015

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Verizon's FiOS fiber service topped Netflix speed tests with a prime-time average streaming speed of 3.88 Mbps in January. Netflix post

> NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's next-generation broadband network, added another 450,000 homes and businesses passed to its network in the second half of 2015. Release

> BroadSoft has acquired Transera, a leading provider of cloud-based contact center software for small-medium businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises. Release

> CBS reported earlier this morning that its live stream of Super Bowl 50 broke all prior streaming records for the big game. Tech Crunch article

Cable News
> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler shot back at an AT&T blog post he said takes the debate over his new set-top box proposal to "the extremes." Article

> Very quotable BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield is no stranger to media-technology-focused publications, including FierceCable. Article

Installer News
> Google Fiber kicked off plans to offer free or reduced-cost 1 Gbps Internet service by wiring up 100 families in the West Bluff community of Kansas City, Missouri. Article

Online Video News
> As Yahoo's growth prospects continue to stay flat and analysts predict the company may be broken up and sold off, Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed that the service provider is taking a hard look at buying the Internet search and online video company -- or at least some of its assets. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile was the top wireless advertiser during the Super Bowl, according to, leveraging celebrities Drake and Steve Harvey to generate an estimated 100 million social impressions. Article

> Aggressive carrier promotions extended beyond the holidays into January, according to a research note from Pacific Crest Securities. Sprint and T-Mobile appear to be maintaining that promotional momentum into February. Article

And finally … Where Facebook goes, dark fiber community (DFC) members should follow.  Dark Fiber Community blog post