Google Fiber arrives in San Francisco; AMC Networks grows Q4 income by 16%

More cable news from across the Web:

> Members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee praised cable operators for renewing their agreement to carry public television multicast channels. Multichannel News story

> AMC Networks continued to ride the solid linear ratings of its flagship channel in the fourth quarter, reporting a 16.1 percent rise in quarterly net income to $90.1 million. Deadline Hollywood story

> Conservative targeted cable channel NewsMax announced carriage agreements with CenturyLink and Alaska's GCI. Multichannel News story

> Google Fiber said it's ready to deploy service in San Francisco, using the same strategy it's using in Atlanta of leveraging existing fiber infrastructure. Digital TV Europe story

Telecom News

> Windstream's decision to segment its business services into three areas -- SMB, enterprise and carrier -- appeared to pay off in the fourth quarter of 2015 as it reported that enterprise revenue climbed 4.6 percent year over year to $498 million, while its carrier services saw a sequential rise of $2 million to $171 million. Article

> Nokia's acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent may still be quite young, but the vendor is already seeing growing opportunities to apply SDN and NFV wares to emerging applications like SD-WAN and combined IP and optical functions. The vendor is demonstrating all of its SDN, NFV and optical products and services here at the Mobile World Congress under the Nokia brand. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Amid all the 5G posturing by U.S. operators, Finland is trying to grab some of the spotlight by introducing 5G Test Network Finland (5GTNF), which is backed by Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia, at Mobile World Congress 2016. Article

> HP is extending its relationship with iPass, saying it will bring iPass' global Wi-Fi network to HP customers on select HP notebook and tablet PCs worldwide. Article

Wireless News

> Alcatel Onetouch shed its surname earlier this week (now it's just Alcatel) in a rebranding move that's part of a larger effort to separate itself from lesser-known smartphone vendors in the U.S. and close the gap with Apple and Samsung, which dominate the high end of the American market. Article

> Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam issued a statement largely in support of Apple's stance against a technological backdoor into its devices for law enforcement -- a statement that is noteworthy considering the nation's largest wireless carrier had so far remained silent in Apple's ongoing battle against an FBI request for access into an iPhone linked to December's San Bernardino shootings. Article

And finally… Google said it's now integrating OTT casting capabilities into televisions, starting with new Vizio models. Variety story

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