GCI to offer 1 Gbps services in Alaska; Comcast planning Hispanic-owned network launches

More cable news from across the Web:

> Alaskan cable operator GCI has begun offering its 1 Gbps service, 1 GIG red to consumers and businesses in Anchorage with plans to scale it to other parts of its territory by the end of the year and into 2016. Article

> Comcast is looking to launch two substantially Hispanic-owned, independent English-language networks by next year. Multichannel News article

> Nexstar Broadcasting Group will purchase four CBS-affiliated TV stations for $44 million. TVNewsCheck article

Telecom News

> The FCC proposed new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator, an initiative that could hold operators more accountable. Article

European Wireless News

> Alcatel-Lucent acquired U.S.-based Mformation, a specialist in mobile and 'Internet of Things' (IoT) security and device management solutions for mobile operators, service providers and enterprises. Article

> Orange said it will use LoRa (Long Range) technology as the basis for a new Internet of Things (IoT) network in France from next year. Article

Wireless News

> Qualcomm is cutting 1,314 full-time jobs at its San Diego headquarters and hundreds of jobs in other locations, part of a previously announced restructuring the chipset giant its undertaking as it reacts to a slowing smartphone market. Article

> Dish Network's designated entity (DE) partners, in which Dish holds an 85 percent economic stake, received an extension from the FCC to pay the $3.33 billion they owe for their AWS-3 spectrum licenses. Article

And finally… Verizon is the first company to offer wireless roaming in Cuba. Post

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