Verizon may shed more legacy wireline assets; Latvia's Lattlecom to deliver 1 Gbps FTTH service

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @Teresa Mastrangelo: Verizon expected to "Trim Some Limbs" and unload more legacy network assets. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Ethernet over Copper continues to make inroads in the business services market. Post

> Lattelecom, Latvia's state-owned telco, announced plans to deliver 1 Gbps broadband connections to over half of the population by the end of October. Article

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable said subscribers can now watch on-demand versions of "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" and other programs from AMC on smartphones, tablets and other devices when they are outside of their homes. Article

> HGTV and Food Network owner Scripps Networks said that John Lansing is retiring after nine years as head of its networks division, and that he will be replaced by Burton Jablin. Article


> Cord cutting might be as real as many analysts and market researchers insist, but, at least according to Digital TV Research's "Global IPTV Forecasts," IPTV will hold its own over the next six years. Article

Online Video News

> Vimeo, the online video site that recently introduced a video on demand offering, is trying to attract independent filmmakers to post their movies on the site during an exclusive window in exchange for $10,000 up front. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon Communications' decision to pay $130 billion to purchase Vodafone's 45 percent share of Verizon Wireless was not a surprise to Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. Article

> Sprint and AT&T Mobility both appear to be preparing their networks for a launch of RCS-based messaging services, which the GSMA and some European carriers are promoting through the "joyn" brand. Article

And finally … Here are four things cloud services will do for your SMB. Post