GVTC builds 10G network for Boerne School District; Consolidated's Childers to speak at Drexel Hamilton event

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> Telkom South Africa has begun rolling out 100 Mbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services in a number of suburbs in Gauteng (including Johannesburg), the Western Cape and Durban in its first-phase rollout of the direct fiber consumer platform. Article

> Steve Childers, CFO of Consolidated Communications, is scheduled to speak at the Drexel Hamilton Telecom, Media and Technology Conference in New York on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 8:40 a.m. Central Time. Release

> Verizon Communications announced that it will redeem the entire outstanding principal amount of its $750 million 1.25 percent notes, due Nov. 3, 2014. Release

> GVTC will build and maintain a 10-gigabit capacity fiber network for the Boerne Independent School District in Boerne, Texas, near San Antonio. Article

Cable News
> A record 2.1 million 4K TV sets were shipped globally in the second quarter, surpassing the 1.6 million that were shipped in all of 2013. Article

> The management turmoil at Turner Networks continues, with longtime programming architect Michael Wright set to leave the top cable programming conglomerate over the coming weeks. Article

Wireless News
> Apple is expected to announce its first wearable device at its Sept. 9 media event, but according to a new Re/code report, it won't be shipping the gadget until a few months after that, likely in early 2015. Article

> AT&T Mobility is giving a $100 bill credit to new and existing customers who activate a new line of service with a smartphone under AT&T's Next device installment plan. Article

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