tw telecom expands into Virginia; Frontier gets trucking contract

Wireline news from across the web:

> tw telecom is expanding its nationwide network by introducing service in Virginia's state capital of Richmond. Release

> Road Scholar Transport selected Frontier Communications to enhance and streamline communications among its headquarters and satellite locations in Philadelphia, Mechanicsburg and Denver, Pa.; Carlstadt, N.J.; and Leominster, Mass. Release

> Brazilian eye care provider Fototica is being supported by Level 3's virtual hosting, colocation and redundancy services in the Brazilian states of Sao Paulo, Bahia, Pernambuco and Sergipe. Release

> Telecom Italia Chairman Giuseppe Recchi reported that the sale of Telecom Argentina is proceeding as planned and does not have to be pushed back. Story

> Nepal's fixed telephony base reached to 829,097 subscribers by mid-May, including 656,574 PSTN subscribers and 172,523 WLL telephony users. Story

Cable News
> After nearly five months of sturm und drang in the run-up to the regulatory approval process, the FCC has finally started the 180-day clock on vetting the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid out a manifesto for the company to move beyond the "devices and services" mantra supported by his predecessor Steve Ballmer and into an era where the software giant focuses on "productivity and platforms." Article

And finally… Frontier Communications said it's partnering with Zipwhip to offer an application that allows its business landline numbers to become text messaging channels.  Release