Comcast to add call center jobs; Boulder Valley School District hopes to lease fiber to private entities

More wireline news from across the Web:

> Boulder Valley School District in Boulder, Colo., hopes to soon be able to lease excess fiber to private entities and provide new broadband services. Article

> The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has reached a settlement with Ohio-based American Broadband and Telecommunications Company for violating the state's "Do Not Call" list. Article

> Comcast plans to add 400 jobs in the next year, about 300 of them will be in the company's customer service call centers in Ann Arbor, Plymouth and Sterling Heights.  Article

Wireless News

> After three years of offering free Wi-Fi calling and free texting over Sprint's cellular network, Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless said it will begin charging for those services starting Nov. 16. Article

> Top executives from Comcast and Charter Communications) said this week their companies are considering participating in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum.  Article

Cable News

> A federal court in Oklahoma has ordered Cox Communications to pay $6.31 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by customers who complained that the MSO forced them to lease set-top boxes in order to receive premium services. Article

> Charter Communications is the latest top cable provider to report solid third-quarter video subscriber metrics, adding 12,000 customers during the period. Article

And finally … Although wireless phones outnumber landline phones, Consumer Reports says there's still a few reasons to keep your wireline phone. Article