Virginia Gov. McAuliffe creates broadband mapping program; QTS buys 360K square feet of data center space from DuPont Fabros

Wireline news from across the web:

> Verizon has launched a new IoT offering for water utilities that is part of the company's broader on-demand IoT platform for utilities. Civ Source article

> Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has instituted a mapping program designed to make it easier for residents and businesses to report where there are gaps in the state's broadband coverage. Inside Business article

> Liberty Business, Liberty Puerto Rico's business division, has selected Alabama-based vendor Adtran to deliver gigabit broadband speeds to schools and small-to-medium businesses in rural locations on the western and southern part of the island. Release

> Legal scholars from five universities have urged the FCC to amend new privacy rule proposals pertaining to internet service providers. Inside Sources article

> QTS Realty Trust, an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, has purchased a 360,000 square foot data center from DuPont Fabros Technology in Piscataway, New Jersey. Release

Cable News
> After entering into a joint venture in the Netherlands with Vodafone in February, John Malone and his Liberty Global PLC are keen to make an even bigger move in Europe, Reuters reports -- one as big as merging with Vodafone itself. Article

> After beginning its DOCSIS 3.1 rollout in Atlanta in March, Comcast has begun the second leg of the deployment, with DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1 gig service trials kicking off in Nashville, Tenn. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile will give its customers free shares in the company, and will use that effort to encourage customers to refer more people to the carrier to earn more shares. T-Mobile's stock was trading at around $43.56 per share immediately after the announcement. Article

> AT&T is unlikely to mount a serious bid for Yahoo, according to the financial analysts at Barclays. Thus, Verizon appears to remain the leading buyer for the internet company. Article

And finally … Traffic asymmetry is becoming more frequent with the adoption of SDN and SD-WAN. SDxCentral article