Shentel to host Q2 2014 earnings call on Aug. 1; BCE's Andre Berard retires from board

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> BCE announced that André Bérard has retired from the boards of BCE and Bell Canada. Release

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> Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) will host its second-quarter 2014 earnings call at 8 a.m. Eastern on Friday, Aug. 1. Release

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