Sidera's Heiden to speak at COMPTEL event; Bloomberg presents pay phone revamp program

Wireline news from across the Web:

@FierceTelecom RT @ITU: 280 million people were online in 2000; today there are 2.7 billion Internet users worldwide, but 4.5 billion are still offline #beyondWCIT | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Sidera's President Clint Heiden will talk about strategy during the CEO Breakfast Panel at this year's COMPTEL Plus trade show in Las Vegas. Release

> NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed new program to reinvent the look of the city's aging pay phones. Article

> CenturyLink taps Kevin McCarter as its new president for the telco's Central Region. Release

Cable News 

> Alaskan cable operator GCI reported that in Q4 2012 it only added 100 basic video customers, while cable modem-only subscribers continued to rise. Article

> Dish Network said it is deploying 200 propane-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans that installers will use to deploy services in five of its key markets: Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Article

Online Video News 

> Liberty Global's CEO Mike Fries said the company isn't afraid of Netflix and is developing a platform that includes a cloud-based interface and a better remote. Article

And finally… @AjitPaiFCC: IP transition will be a tremendous benefit to the app sector.

Suggested Articles

On the heels of TalkTalk shareholders approving the deal to sell FibreNation to CityFibre, CityFibre is now targeting 8 million premises in the U.K.

Cisco's Kevin Wollenweber has turned into a COVID-19 sleuth of sorts over the past few weeks as he tracks the virus' impact on networks.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to organizations of all sizes sending their employees home for work, but will they want to return to the office?