Frontier extends offers for its senior notes due in 2020; Cogent's Schaeffer to present at three upcoming investor conferences

Wireline news from across the web:

> Sweden's National Post & Telecom Agency (PTS) has confirmed in its newly released annual report that IP telephony (VoIP) overtook 'traditional' PSTN telephony to account for the largest share of fixed voice connections at the end of 2015. TeleGeography article

> Frontier Communications has extended until June 2, 2016 at 5 p.m., New York City time, the expiration date of its offer to exchange an aggregate principal amount of up to $1,000,000,000 of its 8.875 percent Senior Notes due 2020. Release

> Dave Schaeffer, Cogent's CEO, will present at three financial conferences in June. Release

> Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez wants some authority over broadband privacy. Multichannel News article

> TalkTalk is offering unlimited fiber broadband for $7 per month for 12 months, down from $29 a month, with an 18-month contract. Telecompaper article

Cable News

> Despite a $300 million investment to improve its customer service reputation, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) finds itself ranked dead last in a survey of 10,000 customers rating their experiences with top TV service providers. Article

> Proving once again that Apple doesn't have to do much to bate the media industry's breath, word that top company executives had discussed purchased Time Warner Inc. has ticked up media stocks over the last two days. Article

Installer News

> AT&T may have set DirecTV as its new video delivery platform, but in order to cross sell customers a suite of complementary wireline broadband and wireless services, the telco is looking to bring commonality to its installation processes. Article

Online Video News

> Online video provider Vimeo is already seeing benefits from its recent acquisition of VHX, as the white-label solutions vendor announced that Vimeo partners can now offer seamless subscription to their branded apps on Apple iOS, Apple TV and Roku devices. Article

Wireless News

> The tension between U.S. carriers and tower companies is "at an all-time high," according Jennifer Fritzsche of Wells Fargo Securities, as operators continue to try drive down macrocell pricing. Article

> Consumers and businesspeople are increasingly looking to access information quickly, on the go, and from specific devices. And according to Rod Smith, IBM's vice president of emerging internet technologies, voice is how they want to ask for it. Article

And finally@SunayTripathi: "SDN is a strategic business agility weapon to remain competitive in today's digital world" 

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