The 5 top trending cabling stories for Oct. 7-14

Oct. 14, 2016
Verizon threatens to fire workers who fix copper phone lines; Data center operators oppose suburban townhome project

Here are the top 5 trending stories at from the past week:

1.) Verizon threatens to fire workers who fix copper phone lines
The directive came in a memo from Verizon to workers on September 20. Verizon reportedly told its field technician crews in Pennsylvania that they can be fired if they try to fix broken copper phone lines. Instead, workers must try to replace copper lines with a device that connects to Verizon Wireless's cell phone network, Ars Technica's Jon Brodkin reported.

2.) Data center operators oppose suburban townhome project
An 82-unit gated townhome development being proposed at the Windward in Alpharetta development in suburban Atlanta is facing opposition from several companies that operate data centers nearby.

3.) Mark Zuckerberg posts photos of Facebook's Arctic data center
To show off some of Facebook's cutting-edge, eco-friendly hardware, Mark Zuckerberg has posted rare images of the technology on his own FB profile.

4.) Rugged Category 6 cable for outdoor data cable installations introduced by Times Microwave's sister publication Military & Aerospace Electronics had this report.

5.) Enabling Tomorrow's Connected Infrastructure for IoT(White Paper)
Legrand's white paper discusses the market drivers and challenges associated with emerging IoT device technology.

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