Wisconsin Independent Network offers gaming services; Fiber network construction on the rise

Wireline news from across the Web:

@FierceTelecom RT @wsjtech: New chart looks at the consolidation of the tier one telco market. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Wisconsin Independent Network, a regional fiber network owned and operated by a consortium of independent service providers, has added hosted gaming services to its service lineup. Article

> Telefonica, according to a report in Financial Times Deutschland, is thinking about selling off a number of its regional assets to reduce its debt load. Article

> Zhone Technologies to provide its MXK multiservice access node (MSAN) system to Ireland-based Novosco for their Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) project. Release

> NTT Communications was named as a sponsor of Gartner's Data Center Conference taking place Dec. 5-8 at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas. Release  

> RAD won best product award for Carrier Ethernet Demarcation at the Carrier Ethernet APAC Congress. Release

And finally ... Demand for fiber optic cable construction crews is going to rise as more service providers replace aging copper wire with fiber. Article