AOL moves forward on patents sale; Level 3 looks at wireless spectrum problem

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> AOL has appointed Evercore Partners to help find a buyer for its 800-plus patents. Article

> India's BSNL will provide connectivity through Bangladesh for the northeastern region of the country. Article

> AT&T will announce its Q1 2012 earnings on Tuesday, April 24. Release

> Comcast will open a new 4,500 square-foot Xfinity customer center in Colorado Springs. Release

> Indotel, the Dominican Republic's telecom regulator, is working with various local service providers to bring broadband service to underserved rural regions. Article

> CenturyLink subsidiary Qwest will sell $500 million aggregate principal amount of 7.00% notes, due 2052. Release

And finally ... Level 3's Jim Crowe believes the answer to the wireless spectrum shortage won't be solved by focusing on just finding more spectrum, but also by driving greater competition in the wholesale wireline services market. Article