Cisco invests $10M in cybersecurity scholarship program; GTT opens new PoP in Sydney

Wireline news from across the web:

> Iowa Speedway turned to Mediacom Business to provide fans in the vicinity of the Newton Club area with reliable and secure Wi-Fi to post live comments, pictures, and video during races. Release

> In a survey of 28,000 consumers, 47 percent said security may keep them from adopting Internet of Things devices for their home. EE Times article

> Cisco will invest $10 million in a scholarship program to "increase the pool of available talent with critical cybersecurity proficiency." Venture Beat article

> GTT has further boosted its APAC presence with a new point of presence down under in Sydney, Australia. Release

> Cincinnati Bell released details of its reverse stock split plan, which will be voted on in August at the company's annual shareholder meeting. article

> Australia's Optus Satellite has signed a deal to deliver satellite-based internet services to rural parts of New Zealand's South Island. TeleGeography article

Cable News
> Tribune Broadcasting today responded to Dish Network's call for binding arbitration in the two companies' retransmission negotiations, calling it a "hollow offer, designed to mislead consumers and avoid returning to meaningful negotiation." Article

> Sumner Redstone's National Amusements moved today to oust five members, including Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, from the Viacom Board of Directors. Article

Installer News
> As AT&T expands fiber into more business buildings to address its business customers, the service provider sees various installation challenges, particularly where existing conduits may be clogged with wiring between office suites. One of the weapons the provider is taking into the field to tackle the inside wiring issue is fusion splicing. Article

Online Video News
> YuMe and Verto Analytics found that while the smartphone is the most prevalent household streaming device, other connected entertainment devices like streaming media players, smart TVs and game consoles play a complementary role in the home, rather than competing against other video players. Article

Wireless News
> CTIA released a new report outlining the importance of high-band spectrum for 5G in an effort to spur the FCC to free up "thousands of new MHz" of the airwaves. Article

> AT&T is experimenting with ways to sell its mobile services to DirecTV customers, according to analysts at Jefferies. Article

And finally … Factors in marketing to city governments include dilution of power, broad objectives, privacy issues and the lack of competition among cities, this article points out. Industrial IoT 5G article