VDSL vectoring may not live up to the hype; TalkTalk generates most user complaints in UK

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@FierceTelecom RT @thinkbroadband1h: VDSL Vectoring still in the smoke and mirrors phase. Post | Follow @FierceTelecom

> CenturyLink will hold its Q2 2013 earnings conference call after the market closes on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Release

> Thirteen companies including Abu Dhabi-based Etisalat and Turkey's Turkcell have expressed interest in buying Dubai Holding's 35 percent stake in Tunisie Telecom. Article

> Bell Aliant will hold its second quarter 2013 earnings call on Friday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 a.m. EDT. Release

> Ofcom's new study revealed that alternative provider TalkTalk generated the most complaints in the UK landline phone market in Q1 2013. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News

> Discovery Communications wants to charge cable subscribers "very small" subscription fees to watch online video from its cable networks. Article

> Houston cable operator TV Max may be forced to pay a $2.25 million fine to the FCC for failing to pay local TV stations retransmission-consent fees. Article

Online Video News

> YouTube's head of product for creators and curators Dror Shimshowitz said at the TV of Tomorrow show that it doesn't want to stand in the way of its content partners making more money. Article

And finally … A number of Twitter sleuths found that the Texas state legislature altered official state documents to show that the vote on an anti-abortion bill was passed before the midnight deadline on June 25. Article