Libraries vie for high-speed broadband access; Lumos to release Q1 2014 earnings on May 7

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> Ovum's Brian Riggs looks at when Lync online will support enterprise voice. Article

> Libraries may have access to the latest laptops and tablet computers, but those devices aren't really worth much without access to a high-speed broadband connection. Article

> Lumos Networks will host a conference call with financial analysts at 8 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, May 7, to discuss its operating and financial results for the first quarter of 2014. Release

Cable News
> Time Warner Cable has taken the nationwide plunge and is making HotSpot 2.0 technology available on most of the 33,000-plus access points where it has also launched TWCWiFi-Passpoint security. Article

> U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) wants to know what Netflix CEO Reed Hastings thinks about Comcast's plan to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion. Article

Online Video News
> Executives polling two middle and high school students at a recent summit on over-the-top services were set back a bit by the middle schooler's frank admission: She doesn't watch Netflix much, if at all. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T Mobility's Aio Wireless prepaid brand is launching a new group plan that offers customers increasing discounts as they continue adding lines to a single account. Article

> Verizon Wireless took the largest share of phone subscriber activations in the first quarter, according to a survey released by research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Article

And finally… Where's my gigabit Internet, anyway? Article

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