Motorola allowing Moto X unlocking; AT&T waives BYOD tablet activation fees in January

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Samsung Pay is expanding to new markets and new devices. Mobile World Live article

> A new survey of U.S adults found that a majority of smartphone owners (56 percent) purchased a product using an app in 2015. Post

> AT&T is waiving the activation fees this month for users who bring their own tablet to the carrier. Page

> Motorola is offering unlocking codes to its Moto X users. Verge article

Mobile Developer News

> Facebook's and Twitter's app portfolios' fourth-quarter total downloads both came out ahead of where they ended up during the same quarter in 2014, according to MoffettNathanson. Article

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications and the CWA (Communications Workers of America) are opposing new legislation to develop a $72 million, 2,500-mile network serving West Virginia, one of the telco's largest states, calling it unnecessary. Article

> Comcast plans to give Huntsville, Ala., businesses a new option for fiber-based services with a 10 Gbps-capable fiber network. Article

Cable News

> Casa Systems said Mediacom will deploy its C100G converged cable access platform (CCAP) as it looks to provide gigabit-level broadband service across its Columbia and Jefferson City markets in Missouri. Article

> While it sits on its hands in the U.S. amid regulatory approval of its $17.7 billion bid to acquire Cablevision, Altice NV continues to actively make expansion moves back home in Europe. Article

And finally… Self-driving cars may not be ready for prime time. Article