COMPTEL appoints Kronenberg as chief advocate; Mobistar to stop offering wireline services

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> COMPTEL named former FCC advisor Angela Kronenberg as its new chief advocate & general counsel. Release

> Belgium-based wireless operator Mobistar said it will stop offering wireline services to consumers until the country's regulator forces other providers such as Telenet to open their networks to competitors. Article

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> Comcast will wire seven of Raymond Management Company's hotels in Illinois and Michigan with its Comcast Business Ethernet and HDTV programming service. Article

> DirecTV has rebranded its Nomad product that lets subscribers transfer programs stored on DVRs to laptops and Apple's iPad and iPhone as "GenieGO." Article

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> Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN has reportedly held discussions with at least one wireless operator about data plans subsidies. Article

And finally … The FCC's call for another study is once again is delaying the shutdown of the PSTN (public switched telephone network). Article