T-Mobile reduces price of SIM starter kit; Verizon Digital Media Services announces agreement with Google

More wireless news from across the Web:

> According to a report from Nokia, the overall infection rate in mobile networks declined from 0.75 percent to 0.49 percent on Windows-based PCs connected to the Internet via the mobile network. Article

> Samsung's smartphone upgrade program is available in the UK. 9to5Google article

> T-Mobile appears to have increased the price of its SIM starter kit. Prepaid Phone News article

> Verizon Digital Media Services announced it now has a more safe and secure connection to the Google Cloud CDN. Release

> J.D. Power ranked Verizon Wireless as offering the highest in network quality across six regions in the U.S. Release

Telecom News

> CenturyLink has opened a new development center in St. Louis, a facility where it will locate teams focused on automating and developing managed services for business customers. Article

> FairPoint Communications may be seeing more of its business customers migrate to Ethernet services, but the timing of these changes varies by quarter. Article

Wireless Tech News

> During a Senate committee hearing Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler promised that the U.S. will lead in 5G and allocate spectrum "faster than any nation on the planet." Article

> Capping a successful run at Mobile World Congress 2016 last week, Chinese startup Baicells formally announced what it is calling the world's first LTE-U/LAA small cell, which it says provides up to 300 Mbps capacity. Article

Cable News

> Cable One reported a 1 percent uptick in fourth-quarter revenue to $203.1 million, as the Phoenix, Ariz.-based mid-sized MSO continues to migrate its priorities away from residential video and phone service and toward residential and business high-speed Internet. Article

> Already one of the first pay-TV companies to movie into addressable advertising using its advanced set-tops, AT&T (NYSE: T) will make the move into true, automated "programmatic" TV advertising. Article

And finally… Director J.J. Abrams is producing a documentary about Google's $30 million moon-landing project. Article


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