TWC worker says he was fired for lowering flag; Level 3 wants to shut down legacy voice services

More cable news from across the web:

> ADTRAN says Liberty Business is using its gigabit architecture to deliver broadband services to schools and businesses in Puerto Rico. Press release

> Pearlena Igbokwe will succeed Bela Bajaria as president of Universal Television. Los Angeles Times story

> Embattled Viacom chief executive Philippe Dauman told a Massachusetts judge there is "grave risk" that Viacom family titan Sumner Redstone "won't be available" if litigation trying to prove the 93-year-old mogul's competence doesn't proceed soon. Deadline Hollywood story

Telecom News

> Level 3 Communications has asked for the FCC's permission to shut down a number of its legacy voice services in Portland, Oregon, signaling a desire to advance its IP-based cloud services strategy. Article

> Vonage has completed its $230 million acquisition of Nexmo, advancing its position in the Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) segment of the cloud communications market that it has been building to better target small to medium businesses (SMBs). Article

Wireless News

> Cricket Wireless prepaid brand suffered a service outage that started late Friday afternoon and lasted through Saturday morning. The company wasn't able to provide details on the outage, including what caused the glitch and why it didn't affect AT&T's branded services. Article

> Verizon is launching a smart city technology trial with Boston called "Vision Zero." The trial will include a combination of traffic and public safety plans and is set to run from June through December. As FierceTelecom reports, Vision Zero will look at the corridor along Massachusetts Avenue to address various issues including traffic management, traffic signaling and congestion, as well as public safety with a particular focus on pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Article

And finally… A former Marine says he was fired from his contract job at Time Warner Cable in Charlotte, N.C. for lowering the American flag at half-mast on Memorial Day. ABC News story

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