CenturyLink's Qwest subsidiary to sell $500M in notes; Half of Dutch households subscribe to a triple play bundle

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> Enventis Corp.'s board of directors voted to declare a special dividend of $0.074 per share of Enventis stock, which is payable on Oct. 15, 2014, for shareholders of record on Oct. 2, 2014. Release

> CenturyLink subsidiary Qwest Corp. agreed to sell $500 million aggregate principal amount of 6.875 percent notes due 2054. Release

> Over half of Dutch households (56 percent) subscribed to three wireline services from one provider in the second quarter of 2014, according to Telecompaper's Triple Play Insights Q2 2014 report. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News
> Among several new DOCSIS 3.1-related announcements Arris is set to make at Cable-Tec Expo in Denver this week, the manufacturer will show off a new device that it says eliminates the scourge of optical beat interference in RF over glass applications. Article

> Among programmers, Discovery Communications has been perhaps the most vocal critic of the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Article

Online Video News
> Top YouTube multichannel network Fullscreen is officially being acquired by Otter Media, the joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group. Article

Wireless News
> Thanks to aggressive moves by carriers to expand cellular connections into the automotive and utilities markets, the United States is one of the largest and most advanced M2M markets in the world, according to a new report from the GSMA. Article

> In a bit of retrospective analysis, The Verge looked at Nokia's device business before Microsoft acquired it and concluded that Nokia was clearly ahead of the curve in terms of smartphone design and software, but failed to translate that into commercial success. Article

And finally… Most TV viewers are fine with not being able to fast-forward through commercials, says a new study by Media Science paid for by A&E networks. Article

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