Windstream wins ATLANTIC-ACM 2014 Metro Wholesale Provider award; Telefonica Germany to begin throttling DSL users in November

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> Windstream has been recognized by research consultancy firm ATLANTIC-ACM as a recipient of the 2014 Metro Wholesale Service Provider Excellence Awards in the ILEC class for Voice Value and Data Value. Release

> Genband will showcase key components of its recently unveiled Simply Mobile framework, which includes the new Kandy Platform-as-a-Service, the QUANTiX Wireless Access Gateway and fring service provider OTT solutions at the Futurecom Conference & Expo, taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 13-16. Release

> Telefonica Germany plans to introduce the fair use policy for its O2 DSL services on Nov. 3, reported Telecompaper, citing a article. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News
> Comcast announced that its shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the company's $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable by a margin of over 99 percent. Article

> Pac-12 Networks has partnered with technology company Synacor to offer a la carte multiscreen services to students on select conference campuses. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T Mobility agreed to pay a $105 million penalty to settle an investigation by the FCC, which concluded the carrier billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services. Article

> Verizon Wireless MVNO Page Plus Cellular, which is owned by TracFone Wireless, has started to offer LTE service, making it the first Verizon MVNO to do so. Article

And finally… @ISPAUK: 30% of superfast enabled households don't know it is available, 50% adults don't know what it is.