Windstream's Gardner to speak at Goldman Sachs Conference; AT&T allocates $1M to Girls Who Code nonprofit organization

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> Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Windstream, will speak at 8:40 a.m. CDT on Friday, Sept. 12 at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York. Release

> AT&T today announced a $1 million contribution to Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. Release

> South Africa's Telkom has reduced wholesale prices of its 20 Mbps and 40 Mbps VDSL products as much as 37 percent in an effort to spur demand for VDSL technology. Article (sub req.)

> Telkom Indonesia is considering expanding its international presence into the Middle East, and in particular Saudi Arabia. Article

Cable News
> Stumping for regulatory approval of his company's proposed $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, Comcast executive vice president David L. Cohen reached for a rather interesting analogy: federal regulators' decision in 2005 to stop Blockbuster from acquiring Hollywood Video. Article

> Global consumption of linear television has remained largely flat, despite increased use of online video and a marked uptick in overall mobile media consumption. Article

Online Video News
> Multichannel network MiTu has signed a multiyear agreement with Mexico City-based giant Televisa that will see the two Hispanic-focused companies work together to develop and distribute programming across multiple platforms. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint is discontinuing its offer of guaranteed unlimited voice, texting and data for the life of the phone line for new customers and is limiting the options for customers who have the guarantee now. Article

> According to new data from research firm IDC, users in Asian emerging markets are increasingly turning to tablets to make voice calls. Article

And finallyJohn Shepler: The more aware you are of your bandwidth, the more you need an upgrade. Article