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

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> 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.

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