Comcast provides fiber to the unit; Cable CTOs meet with Wheeler over LTE-U

More cable news from across the Web:

> Comcast said Centerplan's College & Crown project in New Haven, Conn., is the first to use its Xfinity Communities' Advanced Communities Network to provide fiber to the unit. Release

> Apple said the Siri search function on its Apple TV product will include its Apple Music service next year. VentureBeat article

> A handful of the nation's top cable CTOs met with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to argue for strict guidelines for the use of LTE signals in unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum. Broadcasting & Cable article

> The deal between Comcast's NBCUniversal unit and the English Premier Soccer league is starting to look like a bargain. WSJ article

> Reviews of Apple TV are largely positive. WSJ article

Telecom News

> As it transitions more of its network from copper to fiber and IP, Verizon says that the FCC should create what it calls a "safe harbor" for discontinuation of legacy TDM-based services. Article

> Level 3 continues to make progress in making new interconnection agreements with a number of carriers, but it contends the real beneficiaries are the consumers that want to access over-the-top video and other content. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Verizon said its experience in networks, devices, platforms and applications makes it a good candidate for fixing all that is broken in the Internet of Things (IoT). The company today announced ThingSpace and detailed how it wants to make it easier for developers and others to build for and use the IoT. Article

> Sigfox, the French startup that wants to build a global, low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) network, is getting a little help from the City of San Francisco, which is making city property available for Sigfox to mount antennas. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon Wireless plans to cut management positions as it consolidates its regional offices to speed up decision-making and get employees closer to customers. However, it's unclear how many layoffs will come as a result of the changes. Article

> Nokia saw sales in the third quarter slump, driven by a sharp slide in revenue from its core networks business and in North America in particular. Article

And finally… The worldwide tablet market declined for the fourth straight quarter, according to IDC. Release