CenturyLink appoints former Sen. Landrieu to board; Telekom Deutschland expands VDSL vectoring to 42 municipalities

Wireline news from across the Web:

> CenturyLink has appointed former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu to its board of directors, effective immediately. Release

> Wi-FM hopes to reduce Wi-Fi interference by allowing co-existing wireless networks to stop competing. Digital Trends article

> Telekom Deutschland has expanded its VDSL vectoring service to another 42 municipalities, enabling customers in the upgraded areas to access maximum speeds of 100/40 Mbps. TeleGeography article

> Nokia Chief Executive Rajeev Suri said that the Ericsson-Cisco tie-up was a sign that his move to offer $16.6 billion for Alcatel-Lucent was the right one to take. WSJ article

> Utilities Telecom Council President and CEO Connie Durcsak has unexpectedly passed away. Release

Cable News
> Tom Rogers is stepping down as CEO of TiVo after an influential 11-year run as head of the DVR company. Article

> The owner of Evansville, Ind., CBS affiliate WEVV-TV said Dish Network has paid it an undisclosed sum in back interest fees, plus interest, after the broadcaster sued the satellite operator in August. Article

Installer News
> As his cable system prepares to absorb more than 13 million video subscribers from Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, and millions more high-speed Internet users, Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge recently laid out some of the details of how the technology integration will work. Article

Online Video News
> Netflix, Amazon and Hulu may be well-entrenched as the top three subscription video on demand services in the U.S., but the scrum for higher ranking amid the top-ten services is continuing, with MLB.TV and WWE Network holding the fourth and fifth spots, according to a new report from Parks Associates. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile US is asking the FCC to prevent Verizon from bidding on reserved spectrum in a dozen markets across the United States. Article

> AT&T Mobility has found that its Digital Life home security and automation customers are willing to give up some of their personal data if they can get discounts on the service. Article

And finally@SenCoryGardner: we have to continue our work on standalone broadband support #ntcateps.

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