CWA union, AT&T settle in Midwest; CenturyLink opens talks with CWA, IBEW

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> Wireline employees represented by the CWA have ratified a three-year contract for the AT&T Midwest region. Article

> CenturyLink has begun the process of hammering out new collective bargaining agreements with the CWA and IBEW's 13,000 legacy Qwest workers before the current contract expires Oct. 6. Story

> Asia Pacific edged out EMEA for the most telco TV subscribers in the second quarter. Blog post

> Teo, Lithuania's largest telco, is offering customers the chance to buy a Samsung TV in 36 monthly installments as that country's digital switchover looms. Story

> Telekom Austria grew its IPTV subscriber base by 18 percent over the last year and it now tops out at 206,300 customers. Story

> DTH and IPTV are leading the way and cable is slowing down as Russian pay-TV services hurtle towards a 69 percent penetration rate in 2016. Story

> Cypriot telco PrimeTel is primed to deliver a hybrid TV service that combines DTT channels with IP-based interactive elements. Story

And finally… Broward County TV has been added to the AT&T U-verse lineup in…wait for it…Broward County, Fla.. Article