Level 3 wins 2 ATLANTIC-ACM Awards; Moffett recognizes that the cord cutting trend is real

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> Level 3 Communications won two best-in-class ATLANTIC-ACM Carrier Excellence Awards for Network Performance and Brand categories of the Large Service Provider group. Release

> NTT has partnered with TDC to provide network services in Europe's Nordic region. Article (sub req)

> EarthLink's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Michael Toplisek will present at the Wells Fargo Securities Research & Economics 2013 Fiber Forum on July 17 at 10:30 a.m. Release

Cable News

> Comcast said subscribers can now use Microsoft Windows phones as remote controls for its Xfinity TV set-tops. Article

> Dish Network said Media General is threatening to pull 17 TV stations in 16 markets unless it agrees to pay increased retransmission-consent fees by June 30. Article

IPTV News

> AT&T seems willing to accept the concept of paying regulatory fees to help support FCC activities, but it doesn't want to be lumped in with cable operators. Article

Online Video News

> A patent ruling last week could make it more expensive to show pre-roll ads to online video viewers. Article

And finally … Wall Street analyst Craig Moffett, who just launched his own research firm Moffett Research, has changed his tune about cord cutting. Article

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