Vonage waives per-minute charges to Taiwan; Cogent to announce Q4 2015 earnings on Feb. 25

Wireline news from across the Web: 

> Independents Fiber Network, the leading provider of high-capacity network services for Northwest and Central Ohio, completed a network expansion into the Wood, Lucas, Williams, and Fulton County areas of Northwest Ohio. Release

> Vonage announced that it will waive per-minute calling charges to Taiwan from Feb. 6, 2016 until 11:59 p.m. ET Feb. 12, 2016, in the wake of the earthquake that struck this weekend. Release

> Digicel Jamaica has announced that its fiber-based multi-play TV, Internet and telephony offering 'Digicel Play' has attracted more than 10,000 subscribers in the first few months since its launch. TeleGeography article

> Cogent Communications will host a conference call with financial analysts at 8:30 a.m. (EST) on February 25, 2016 to discuss Cogent's operating results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2015. Release

Cable News
> Cox Communications has agreed to terms on a new broadcast retransmission deal with Nexstar Broadcasting Group, ending a five-day blackout that threatened to pre-empt the Super Bowl in several markets, including Las Vegas. Article

> Investors and analysts are concerned about the level of capital spending potentially involved with Comcast's entry into the wireless business, according to MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett. Article

Wireless News
> The MVNO market has grown at an impressive clip over the last several years as customers seek alternatives to tier-one carriers and as costs of operating a virtual network have declined. Article

> T-Mobile continued to defend its Binge On program and urged the FCC to "tread lightly" while attempting to address net neutrality concerns in mobile, according to a report from The Hill. Article

And finally … Zacks Investment asks whether Cincinnati Bell's Fioptics can withstand competition from cable and larger enterprise competitors like AT&T? Zacks Equity Research article

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