TWC converts Central NY customers to digital; Rep. Frank Palone to speak at ACA Summit

More cable news from across the Web:

> The Association of Public Television Stations and PBS announced a renewal of their digital cable carriage agreement with the NCTA. Multichannel News story

> AT&T has tendered a $17 billion offer to exchange 16 series of DirecTV notes for notes issues by AT&T. CED Magazine story

> Time Warner Cable will convert all of its customers in Central New York to digital cable by June. Syracuse Post-Standard story

Telecom News

> The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has introduced an online tool called Communication Service Providers in Canada, enabling residential and business customers to search for phone, mobile, Internet and television services available in their area. Article

A group of 23 service providers and solution vendors including BT, and Sprint have joined the Open Source MANO (OSM) community, which is focused on meeting requirements for orchestration of production NFV networks.

Wireless News

> As expected, Samsung attracted a huge crowd to watch it unveil its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. But the company clearly has some other things on its mind as well. Article

> Nokia's CEO said that, just a few weeks after his company closed its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, the combined entity is moving "fast and effectively" to deal with its customers and the wider market as a merged entity under the Nokia brand. Indeed, he said the company is demonstrating all of its products and services here at the Mobile World Congress under the Nokia brand. Article

T-Mobile US confirmed that it suffered a network during the weekend, which appeared to affect customers' ability across the country to make voice calls over Wi-Fi and LTE. Article

And finally… Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), the most senior Democrat on the House Energy & Commerce Committee will speak at the American Cable Association's 23rd Annual Summit on March 2. Press release