FairPoint to release first-quarter 2015 earnings on May 6; U.S. legislators introduce bill to strengthen students' digital rights

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@FierceTelecom RT ‏@KarlBode: While "uncapped," Verizon does clamp down on FiOS users that eat more than 4 terabytes monthly. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Dimension Data introduces new tool that helps organizations asses their security architecture. Release (.pdf)

> FairPoint Communications will release its 2015 first-quarter results on Wednesday, May 6, and will hold its earnings conference call later that morning at 8:30 a.m. ET. Release

> U.S. legislators have introduced a bill in Congress aimed at strengthening the digital privacy of students. Article

> Telephone and Data Systems and United States Cellular Corporation will be webcasting their first-quarter operating results and host a conference call at 9:30 a.m. Central time on May 1. Release

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> As SVOD usage continues to erode pay-TV's traditionally robust viewership of "repeat" off-network programming, Hulu announced that it has acquired perhaps the biggest repeat in TV history: Seinfeld. Article

> Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge will meet next week with his Time Warner Cable counterpart, Rob Marcus to discuss the possible merger between the two companies, according to CNBC, citing anonymous inside sources. Article

Online Video News
> Online video advertising, shifting TV ad budgets and the growth of mobile video are all driving revenue strategies for OTT players, including Google and Yahoo Screen. Article

Wireless News
> The FCC on Wednesday said that it approved the applications of two designated entities affiliated with Dish Network during the AWS-3 spectrum auction, along with seven other bidders. Article

> Microsoft is working to address its most glaring deficiency in mobile--a lack of applications compared to other platforms. Article

And finally… @IOT_RR: How the Internet of Things is changing residential energy. Article

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