BT announces new Black Friday broadband offers; Verizon releases its Verizon Retail Index

Wireline news from across the web:

> Bob Gunderman, CFO of Windstream, will speak at 2:50 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Leveraged Finance Conference in Boca Raton. Release

> BT has announced a range of offers for its Black Friday sale, including Unlimited BT Broadband with unlimited UK weekend calls for GBP 5 a month on a 12 month contract, a saving of 62 percent on its standard price. Telecompaper article

> With the kick off of the 2015 holiday shopping season, Verizon Enterprise Solutions will again release the Verizon Retail Index to offer manufacturers, shippers, retailers and hospitality companies perspective on this year's leading U.S. retail and consumer trends. Release 

> Germany's telecom industry regulator approved Deutsche Telekom to spend $1.1 billion on equipping its existing copper with vectoring technology. Reuters article

Cable News
> The U.S. Justice Department is looking into whether Comcast is wielding too much influence in the $5 billion "spot" cable advertising market. Article

> TiVo said it added 418,000 subscriptions through cable operators in the third quarter, its best third-quarter performance in that area ever. Article

Installer News
> Phoenix Tower International (PTI) closed its transaction to buy or get management rights to more than 600 T-Mobile US cell tower sites, including the exclusive right to manage and operate the sites from T-Mobile via PTI's local U.S. subsidiaries. Article

Online Video News
> A recent survey found that more than half of Americans use Netflix to stream content, though the streaming video on demand (SVOD) provider trails HBO in terms of original content demand, according to another study. Article

Wireless News
> FirstNet said it is taking steps to develop and implement an effective bring-your-own device (BYOD) policy for the nationwide public safety broadband network it is building. Article

> According to a recent Politico article, lawmakers are concerned that the FCC hasn't yet collected fines against some telecommunications companies. Article

And finally … FairPoint Communications' stock is positioned to make a surge, says Zacks Equity Research. Zacks article