Lumos CEO to speak at Jeffries, Cowen investor conferences; ADVA Optical releases ConnectGuard solution

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @BellLabs: New study to see how IP-Optics #convergence can save network operators up to 40 percent on TCO. Release | Follow @FierceTelecom

> ViaWest's Minnesota data center qualifies for sales tax incentives. Article

> Lumos Networks' CEO Tim Biltz will present at both the Jefferies and Cowen investor conferences in May. Release

> Telstra will begin to phase out the Pacnet brand after announcing the completion of its $697 million takeover of the international submarine cable bandwidth and data center operator which was first announced in December 2014. Article 

> ADVA Optical Networking launched its new ConnectGuard solution, which it says presents service providers and enterprises with unique solutions to secure their connectivity networks. Release

Cable News
> Speaking to a packed Las Vegas Convention Center ballroom at the National Association of Broadcasters 2015 Conference here, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the pay-TV industry is in decline, and broadcasters should take advantage of the emerging cord-cutting trend. Article

> Announcing its second Atlanta-area stadium deal in the past month, Comcast Business Services says it's been contracted to integrate video, voice and data services into Philips Arena, home of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. Article

Online Video News
> Netflix set another subscriber record in the first quarter of 2015, chalking up 4.9 million new members worldwide to bring its total to 62.3 million subs, but its international operations took a financial hit, falling by $48 million due partly to a stronger U.S. dollar. Article

Wireless News
> Intel said it remains on track to cut $800 million in losses from its mobile business this year as it ramps up production of its chipsets for entry-level phones and tablets. Article

> The European Commission (EC) is formally opening an investigation into whether Google violated antitrust laws through the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system by favoring its own services. Article

And finally… @BroadbandCommunities: Steve Ross at BBC Summit: Population declines in counties with poor broadband (relative to the rest of their states). #GigafyAmerica