Zayo to provide dark fiber to Expereo; Ted Cruz joins the anti-municipal broadband bandwagon

Wireline news from across the web:

> Zayo has been selected by Expereo, a global broadband access provider, to deliver global IP and data center services, enabling improved customer access to its Cloud Access Accelerated service. Release

> Presidential candidate Ted Cruz has asked Congress to block the FCC from preempting state laws restricting municipalities from offering broadband service. Multichannel News article

> CyrusOne is elevating data management from IT intricacy to public forefront with its latest marketing campaign. Release

> SingTel has launched the Cyber Security Institute (CSI), designed to enhance the security skills and preparedness of businesses and governments in Asia Pacific. Telecompaper article (sub. req.)

Cable News
> While pay-TV operators have been backed by a surprisingly robust coalition of programmers, advertisers and Congressional lawmakers in their battle to stop the FCC from imposing new regulations on their set-top leasing business, the agencies set-top proposal is also getting commentary from numerous backers. Article

> No. 2 cable industry CPE maker Technicolor said its TC4000 modem is part of the first major trial of DOCSIS 3.1 technology in the U.S., Comcast's gigabit-speed rollout in Atlanta. Article

Installer News
> Global distributed antenna system (DAS) equipment revenue took a hit in 2015, sinking 12 percent to $1.9 billion. But IHS's biannual DAS report predicts the market will rebound at a compound annual growth rate of 2.4 percent, leading it to a total of $2.2 billion by 2020. Article

Online Video News
> Online services provider Akamai's move to shift the company away from a primarily CDN focus to tailoring its products toward industry verticals brought in earnings well above analyst estimates in the first quarter of 2016, posting revenues of $567.72 million, or $3.91 million above forecasts, and diluted net earnings per share of 66 cents, 3 cents higher than predicted. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T's strategy to target high-end customers was underscored Tuesday when the company posted a net loss of 215,000 branded postpaid phone subscribers in the first quarter but a notable increase in margins in consumer wireless services. Article

> Apple blamed "strong macroeconomic headwinds" on its surprisingly sluggish quarterly results, in which the smartphone vendor posted revenues and profits below analyst expectations, driven largely by a significant dip in its iPhone shipments. Article

And finally … Demand for optics will remain strong between 2016-2021, a trend that hinges on adoption of next gen technology. Release