Russia's PM wants to help Rostelecom launch services in the Crimean peninsula; Lumos Networks' CFO steps down

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> Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the Russian Government to help Rostelecom and its subsidiaries launch services in the Crimean peninsula. Article (sub. req.)

> Level 3 Communications will release its first-quarter 2014 results on Wednesday, April 30, and will host a conference call at 10 a.m. ET. Release

> Lumos Networks' Board of Directors has appointed Johan G. Broekhuysen, the company's vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer, to serve as interim CFO, replacing Harold L. Covert, who resigned for family reasons. Release

Cable News
> A Consumer Reports survey found that "very few consumers think they're getting a great deal" when it comes to Internet and TV services. Article

> Puerto Rican cable operator Choice Cable TV would like a little more time before it must deploy set-tops with CableCARD integrated security. The operator is seeking an FCC waiver to extend the Aug. 24 deadline by at least three years. Article

Wireless News
> HTC announced its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One M8, which is an improvement over the original HTC One's software, camera and industrial design. Article

> AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega waded into the fraught debate over whether Netflix should be forced to pay to interconnect its video traffic to subscribers. Article

And finally... BT attracted the most UK home broadband and pay TV complaints in the fourth quarter of 2013. Article

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