Zhone, Fujitsu building FTTH network; FCC wants to give prisoners cheaper phone rates

Wireline news from across the web:

> Zhone Technologies is partnering with Fujitsu Network Communications to develop a FTTH Network for Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) in Taos, Colfax and Rio Arriba counties in northern New Mexico. Release

> The FCC is pressuring state governments to make it more affordable for prisoners to make phone calls. Story

> CableLabs has an interoperability initiative underway that expands its work with EPON and enables cable operators to use DOCSIS-style provisioning on GPON networks. Story

> WomenCertified honored AT&T U-verse with three Women's Choice Awards as "America's Most Recommended Brand among women for Broadband, Television and Phone Service Provider." Release

> The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded CenturyLink a colocation contract that could be worth nearly $63 million over the next 10 years. Release

> India's telecom sector attracted over four-fold growth in foreign investments at $1.3 billion during the financial year 2013-14. Story

> Data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom Kenya is installing a $2 million fiber optic network in Siaya County in rural Kenya as part a long-term $50 million investment plan to connect more counties to high speed internet. Story

Cable News
> Looking for a path forward after a devastating defeat in the U.S. Supreme Court, controversial streaming service Aereo has asked a Manhattan federal court to classify it as a cable company and make it eligible for the same statutory license pay TV providers pay for in providing retransmission of broadcast signals to subscribers. Article

Online Video News
> Despite reports to the contrary, the broadcast television audience may be keeping over-the-air viewing alive and well, a study from Nielsen suggests. Broadcast-only households grew 4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2014. Article

And finally… CenturyLink launched a public cloud deployment option in its Toronto, Canada, facility for businesses based in Canada and those that do business in Canada. Blog