Deutsche Telekom challenges $91.6 million assessment; AT&T ends Cotton Bowl title sponsorship

Wireline news from across the web:

> Deutsche Telekom plans to challenge a $91.6 million assessed by the European Commission, which argued the telco and its Slovak subsidiary prevented rivals from accessing broadband infrastructure owned by Slovak Telekom during 2005-10. Story

> The Cotton Bowl will have a new title sponsor when it hosts the first College Football Playoff game Jan. 1 after AT&T decided to end a title relationship that dated back to Southwestern Bell's participation in 1996. Story

> Vodacom is now offering enterprise-grade fixed telephony solutions in Nigeria. Story

> CenturyLink and the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) are accessing the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation's Teachers and Technology grant program to connect teachers with technology for the classroom. Press release

> Venezuelan operator Cantv, nationalized by the government in 2007 with 3.5 million fixed telephony subscribers, reached the 6.9 subscriber mark at the end of September. Story

Wireless News
> Comcast won a $7.5 million award against Sprint after a jury agreed that Sprint violated Comcast's' patents for VoIP and other telecommunications technologies. The trial and the ruling is likely going to be just one of many in a long, drawn-out legal battle between the one-time partners. Article

Online Video News
> A hiccup in new subscribers didn't stop Netflix from bringing in revenues of $1.41 billion in the third quarter of 2014, keeping it in line with forecasts. However, the subscriber news combined with HBO's landmark announcement earlier that it would offer a standalone OTT service sent the subscription video on demand (SVOD) provider's stocks downward 25 percent Wednesday ahead of its earnings report. Full article

> And finally… Cloud networking provider BICS will use the BICS Pan European Network (PEN) 2.0 to increase the level of performance and reliability of its network. Press release