VDSL2 vectoring vs. the FTTH business case; Russia proposes ban on swearing on the Web

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @broadbandtrends: Is VDSL2 vectoring destroying the FTTH business case? Post | Follow @FierceTelecom

> tw telecom will discuss its Q2 2013 earnings results in a conference call on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 9:00 a.m. MT/11:00 a.m. ET. Release

> Mexico's dominant wireline telco Telmex said it will remove over 60,000 public payphones to reduce losses generated by their high operating and maintenance costs. Article (sub req.)

> CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry, unveiled its Fall 2013 catalog of education and training options for IT channel companies. Release

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> Time Warner Cable dropped CBS Corp.'s owned-and-operated TV stations and Showtime from its cable systems in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. Article

> DirecTV will not pick up Pac-12 Networks sports channels this season. Article


> Tim Worner, CEO of Australia's national broadband media business, said it needs to build its National Broadband Network (NBN) to pave the way for Hybrid Broadband Television (HbbTV) and sustain Seven West's television business. Article

And finally … Russia has proposed a new law would ban the use of "dirty language" on the Internet. Article