Level 3's Patel to speak at UBS conference; Yahoo's board mulls future of its Internet business

Wireline news from across the Web:

> Sunit Patel, executive vice president and CFO of Level 3, will present at the UBS 43rd Annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New York on Dec. 8 at 1:45 p.m. ET. Release

> Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton has promised to make broadband expansion a big focus of her $275 billion infrastructure upgrade plan. Broadband Reports article

> Yahoo's board will hold a series of meetings between today and Friday to decide whether to sell off the company's core Internet business. WSJ article

> Sonus Networks announced support for the new Cloud PBX feature of Microsoft Office 365. Release

> FTTx will start to gain momentum in the UK in 2015 and will overtake cable modems in terms of subscriber numbers by mid-2020, according to Quantum-Web research. Telecompaper article

Cable News
> With the FCC beginning on Tuesday its review rules governing retransmission consent negotiations between pay-TV operators and broadcasters, the National Association of Broadcasters accused the agency of ignoring the influential, consolidated market power MVPDs already have. Article

> Google's dongle-sized Chromecast was the top streaming device in terms of worldwide sales in the third quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, capturing 35 percent of global revenue. Article

Installer News
> If installers working for small- and mid-sized U.S. MSOs weren't already aware of TiVo's presence in the global cable market, the company's third quarter earnings made it abundantly clear just how much TiVo has infiltrated the sector under soon-to-transition CEO Tom Rogers. Article

Online Video News
> Amazon Prime subscribers who have an Apple streaming device may get a nice boost in the coming weeks: the retail giant is reportedly working on an Instant Video app for the Apple TV. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T and T-Mobile US said they support a plan by Aviat Networks and Fastback Networks to use the 71-76 and 81-86 GHz bands for backhaul for small cells. Article

> Google this week introduced a feature for its Chrome mobile browser that it claims can reduce data consumption on the web as much as 70 percent. Article

And finally … UK telecom regulator Ofcom this week warned broadband users that Christmas lights could cause slow down home Wi-Fi networks. Ofcom post