NewWave extends deal with NetCracker; TWC adds NaviCloud Vault

More cable industry news from around the Web:

> Regional MVPD NewWave Communications has agreed to a long-term extension to use NetCracker's converged BSS and customer self-service solutions. Press release

> Millicom is launching the company's first direct-to-home satellite TV service today, Tigo Bolivia in tandem with Bolivian cable service following the acquisition of the fixed-line company Multivision in 2013. Press release

> Time Warner Cable's NaviSite launched NaviCloud Vault: Data Domain solution to add to its suite of cloud storage and data-replication solutions by launching its NaviCloud Vault: Data Domain solution. Story

> Software technologies developer ACCESS named Neale Foster COO of ACCESS Europe along with his previous role as VP Global Sales TV at ACCESS Europe. Story

> AT&T's home security and automation service, celebrating its first anniversary, has expanded to 75 markets across the U.S. and earned its customers' willingness to recommend Digital Life to others. Press release

> Time Warner Cable EVP Marc Lawrence-Apfelbaum unloaded 8,000 shares of company at an average price of $135.94, for a total value of $1.087 million. Story

Telecom News

> AT&T fed into the growing 1 Gbps fiber to the home craze earlier this week when it announced its plans to extend its last mile fiber network to 100 of what it calls candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas. Full article

Wireless News

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to circulate a draft proposal on new net neutrality regulations that could allow broadband providers to give preferential treatment to traffic from some content providers who pay for the privilege on "commercially reasonable terms." However, the new proposal would not apply to wireless carriers, according to an FCC official familiar with the proposal, and would for the time being keep in place the more lax net neutrality rules that have been placed on them since 2010. Full article

And finally … Ellen DeGeneres is producing a cable television series, a furniture design competition called Ellen's Design Challenge starting in 2015. Story