Is broadband policy stifling the cloud?; Windstream to hold Q3 earnings call on Nov. 7

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@FierceTelecom RT @XO Communications: Is U.S. broadband policy stifling the cloud? Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Vonage's co-founder Jeff Pulver discussed how a ham radio, getting fired and a run-in with the FBI led him on a path to creating today's VoIP technology. Article

> Windstream will hold a conference call at 7:30 a.m. CST on Nov. 7 to review the company's third-quarter earnings results. Release

Cable News

> Comcast said it is shifting veteran investor relations executive Marlene Sanchez Dooner to its NBCUniversal division, where she has been named EVP of Hispanic enterprises and content. Article

> Cable operators and satellite TV providers could soon see steep increases in retransmission-consent costs if broadcasters are able to generate the type of fees that Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker says they should be getting. Article

Online Video News

> Hulu Plus struck a deal with BBC Worldwide North America involving non-exclusive rights to some 144 titles. Article

Wireless News

> Now that Verizon Communications has said it will not expand into the Canadian wireless market, Canadian regulators and carriers seem more focused on the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction in January than on the tangle over foreign ownership rules. Article

> Japanese operator SoftBank now owns more than 80 percent of Sprint, a move that was made largely for tax purposes. Article

And finally… Moving from separate T1 lines to a converged Ethernet solution can be a major cost saver. Post