Wilcon ramps up Los Angeles work force; Jefferson County, Tenn. asked state legislators to remove municipal broadband restrictions

Wireline news from across the web:

> High-risk vulnerabilities have been uncovered in hundreds of publicly available firmware images for routers, DSL modems, VoIP phones, IP cameras and other embedded devices. PC World article

> Wilcon is increasing its work force to service tenants within the major, multi-tenant buildings in Los Angeles. Release

> The Senate Commerce Committee passed legislation permitting skilled nursing facilities to tap into the Universal Service Fund's Rural Health Care Program (RHCP), which provides funding for telecommunications and broadband services in rural communities. Health Data Management article

> AT&T and A+E Networks reached a distribution agreement to continue providing A+E Networks to both AT&T's U-verse TV and DirecTV's national subscriber base. Release

> Jefferson County, Tenn., Commission has called on state legislators to remove restrictions on municipal broadband. The Standard Banner article

Cable News
> The regional sports carriage battle between Comcast and the YES Network has grown to include one of the channel's key programming constituents, with New York Yankees President Randy Levine taking a shot at the MSO. Article

> As its parent company, Time Warner Inc., is throttling back on the amount of content it licenses to outside SVOD platforms like Netflix, Turner Networks is getting set to deliver a direct-to-consumer OTT offering. Article

Online Video News
> Yahoo's live-stream of a regular season game between the Jaguars and Bills may have broken ground for a bigger streaming agreement with the NFL. Article

Wireless News
> Evercore ISI analysts said in a report that if AT&T winds up spending $9 billion on wireless network capital expenditures in 2015, that would represent a 20.9 percent year-over-year reduction in spending, "far worse than our initial expectations after T announced a reduced capex outlook roughly a year ago." Article

> Investor Chamath Palihapitiya made waves earlier this month when he said a company he and other investors are backing plans to bid much as $4 billion to $10 billion in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. Article

And finally … Telecity's UK data center outage caused by an uninterruptible power source (UPS) failure, but customers are demanding answers. Article