Windstream CFO to speak at Bank of America conference; Vonage completes acquisition of iCore Networks

Wireline news from across the web:

> Bob Gunderman, CFO of Windstream, will speak at 2:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills. Release

> Vonage has completed the acquisition of iCore Networks, a provider of Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) for businesses. Release

> Crown Fibre Holdings has issued an RFP for the expansion of the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative to at least 80 percent of New Zealand's population. Telecompaper article

> Exfo has named Philippe Morin as its new chief operating officer (COO) to lead Exfo's sales leadership, market development, marketing, product management and technology strategy. Release

Cable News
> Comcast is testing in select Florida markets a new broadband billing plan that enables customers to use all the data they want for an extra $30 a month. Article

> Scripps Networks Interactive has ramped up live authenticated streaming and dynamic ad insertion (DAI) for its HGTV, Travel Channel, Food Network, DIY Network and Cooking Channel. Article

Installer News
> While the largest U.S.-based wireless operators are in various stages of their small cell rollouts, Zayo is seeing growing demand to provide fiber-based backhaul connectivity and turnkey solutions. Article

Online Video News
> After months of complaints by YouTube creators in particular, who say the problem has affected their revenues, Facebook said it is developing additional tools to automatically detect copyrighted materials. Article

Wireless News
> Google decided to scrap a product that would have used Google Maps and users' locations to send notifications to users when they entered specified locations, according to a Fortune report. Article

> Sprint parent SoftBank's recent purchases of the carrier's shares have boosted its stock price up around 50 percent since before starting the buying spree in August. Article

And finally@entrepreneur: "As more small businesses allow for flexible hours, employees will become happier & more engaged." Entrepreneur article