Kentucky preserves landline voice regulations; Cogent's Schaeffer to present at investor conferences

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@FierceTelecom RT @communitynets: Despite AT&T's efforts, Kentucky preserves basic telephone consumer protections after grassroots fight. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Lawmakers remain divided over new legislation that would force Internet retailers to collect sales taxes from their customers. Article

> Telefonica will sell 40 percent of its assets in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama to Corporacion Multi Inversiones (CMI) for $500 million. Article (sub. req.)

> Cogent Communications CEO Dave Schaeffer will present at the Jefferies 2013 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference and the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Smid Cap Conference to be held on May 7 and 8, respectively. Release

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> Cablevision is selling its chain of 41 movie theaters in the New York City area to Bow Tie Cinemas. Article

> Comcast, Arris and connected TV and mobile phone manufacturer LG are among the industry players that will showcase multimedia products at The Cable Show in a new exhibit called The Observatory. Article

IPTV News

> Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings writes that the Internet-based video market as a whole has conquered the traditional linear TV business. Article

And finally … The Department of Justice wants to be able to fine technology companies that don't permit it to wiretap any line of communications a consumer uses. Article