Windstream wants to be shielded from piracy accusations; Level 3 to release Q2 results on July 27

Wireline news from across the web:

> CityFibre and Gigaclear have formed a strategic partnership which the pair claim will "help to dramatically accelerate the rollout of next generation ultrafast internet access to hundreds of thousands of rural homes and businesses across the UK." TeleGeography article

> Windstream is asking a New York federal court to shield the company from broad piracy accusations. Torrent Freak article 

> Level 3 Communications will release its second quarter 2016 results July 27, and will broadcast a live conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET. Release

> InternetNZ has launched a new website called ISP Spotlight, designed to help New Zealanders make more informed choices about their internet providers. Telecompaper article

> AT&T is adding faster Internet speeds for more businesses in Michigan over AT&T Business Fiber. Business customers throughout the state can get 1 Gbps services. Release

Cable News
> At 39-39, and eight games back of the division-leading Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees are doing little to change the mind of Comcast, which dumped the team's Northeast-reaching regional sports network, YES, over the winter. Article

> The Walt Disney Co. has purchased a one-third stake in premier live-streaming enabler Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM). Article

Installer News
> The NCTA said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is undermining his stated goal of prioritizing 5G wireless technology by promoting business data regulation that could harm backhaul. Article

Online Video News
> With the Summer Olympics in Rio fast approaching, Akamai pointed out that global average and average peak internet connections have more than doubled since the previous Games in London. Article

Wireless News
> FreedomPop launched a promotional SIM-only plan for users in the U.K. in an effort to build on the momentum it's gaining in Europe. Article

> H2O Wireless sweetened its three most expensive monthly plans, adding more data to each plan while leaving the pricing intact. Article

And finally … Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure revenue up 3.9 percent to $6.8 billion on slowed demand on public cloud in the first quarter of 2016. Release