Frontier workers to rally at West Virginia headquarters; Fairpoint restoring service in Maine

Wireline news from across the web:

> Frontier's CWA workers will rally in front of the carrier's West Virginia headquarters tomorrow to show solidarity for new contract negotiations. Story

> Restoring landline phone and Internet to Lower Village, Maine customers has taken FairPoint a little longer than expected, but service, disrupted by a defective submerged cable should be restored by this afternoon, the company said. Story

> Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) restored its second quarter conference call and webcast to 10 a.m. EDT Friday, August 2, 2013 after learning that a potential conflict has been postponed. Press release

> UAE telecommunications operator DU is paying shareholders 1 billion dirhams ($272.3 million) via special and interim dividends thanks to a 46 percent rise in second quarter net profit. Story

> Hutchinson Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings' fixed line division, Hutchison Global Communications (HGC), launched a pair of network connection and cloud services solutions for large-scale companies and small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Story

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable said Thursday that 48-year-old COO Rob Marcus will take over as chairman and CEO on Jan. 1, 2014, succeeding Glenn Britt, who is retiring after 12 years at the helm of the nation's second-largest cable MSO. Article

Online Video News

> YouTube channel partners that have begun offering paid subscriptions to their content have yet to see a huge influx of paying viewers, Variety reported. But those involved largely say they're willing to wait and see if activity improves. Article

And finally … Arianespace launched Europe's largest telecommunications satellite ever--the Alphasat satellite—to provide voice and data transmission services for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Story