Western European ISPs to spend $41B on building out broadband; Zayo elects Linda Rottenberg to its board

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> Western European service providers will spend $41 billion on building out broadband over the next three years, says IHS. Article

> Guido Jouret, Cisco's Internet of Things manager, stepped down, raising questions about the vendor's IoT strategy. Article

> Zayo Group has elected Linda Rottenberg, CEO of Endeavor, to its board of directors. Release

> Verizon is sponsoring the second annual Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Week, May 12-16. Release

Cable News
> Time Warner Cable's signal froze during the final seconds of Sunday's matchup between the Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Article

> NBC locked up its exclusive coverage of the Olympic Games through 2032 with its preemptive $7.7 billion bid, underscoring the company's long-term strategic plans. Article

Online Video News
> Add the number 1 to Netflix subscription prices, no matter which country you're in: the subscription video on demand (SVOD) provider confirmed that it will raise rates by $1 in the United States, £1 in the United Kingdom, and €1 in the European Union countries it currently serves. Article

Wireless News
> China's Lenovo is the world's largest maker of PCs, but it is hoping to use mobile as a way to slingshot into further growth in the years ahead. Article

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