BT study says broadband drives economic growth; Verizon's Shammo to speak at Wells Fargo conference

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@FierceTelecom RT @NeelieKroesEU: New study for BT shows superfast broadband promotes economic growth. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Francis J. Shammo, EVP and CFO for Verizon Communications, will speak at the Wells Fargo 2013 Tech, Media & Telecom Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 12:20 p.m. Release

> Deutsche Telekom bolstered wireline capacity by purchasing GTS Central Europe for $731.4 million. Article

> Frontier Communications has been named a "Top 100" 2014 Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. Release

Cable News

> Cable's share of the terrestrial broadband market is still strong, accounting for an estimated 78 percent of the market in third quarter. Article

> Streaming video set-top box provider Roku announced it will launch a new advertising campaign to tap into the holiday shopping spree. Article

Wireless News

> Ericsson released its latest "mobility report," predicting increases in the sale of smartphones and data traffic. Article

> BlackBerry's board does not think breaking up the company into separate pieces is a sound idea, even though Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo and others have expressed interest in parts of the company, according to a Reuters report. Article

And finally … Local utilities and Google Fiber may be America's only hope for an affordable broadband connection. Article