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April 7, 2014
07:04 EDTCBB, VZCincinnati Bell to sell wireless spectrum licenses to Verizon Wireless
Cincinnati Bell (CBB) announced that it has entered into agreements to sell its wireless spectrum licenses and certain related assets to Verizon (VZ) Wireless for cash and an assumption of certain Cincinnati Bell liabilities with a total value to Cincinnati Bell of approximately $210M. CBW has agreed to sell to Verizon Wireless all of its right, title and interest in its wireless spectrum licenses for cash consideration of $194M. In addition, Verizon Wireless will assume certain tower lease obligations. Cincinatti Bell Wireless expects to continue to provide wireless service for 8-12 months from the time of signing. The cash flows from these ongoing operations are expected to largely offset the anticipated one-time fees associated with winding down the business. The total value of the deal is estimated to be 4.5 and 6.0 times FY14 and FY15 CBW adjusted EBITDA consensus wireless estimates respectively. Concurrently, Verizon Wireless has entered into a separate agreement to assign its rights to acquire the spectrum licenses being sold by Cincinnati Bell to Grain Management. Verizon Wireless will then lease certain of the spectrum licenses from Grain Management. The Cincinnati Bell tower lease arrangements to be assumed by Verizon Wireless are not included in its agreement with Grain Management. Cincinnati Bell anticipates that, as a result of the transaction, it will absorb certain overhead and shared service costs currently attributable to its wireless operations. Cincinnati Bell is currently in the process of developing strategies to minimize these costs and will provide additional detail prior to or shortly after the transaction closes. CBW will notify its customers with further details regarding this transition assistance around the time of the closing, which is expected to be in 2H14.
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September 17, 2014
11:42 EDTVZVerizon says company-wide growth at moment is 'fine'
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11:39 EDTVZVerizon says tower sales options more favorable in current market
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September 16, 2014
08:18 EDTVZFCC to hold a roundtable
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07:27 EDTCBBBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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September 15, 2014
08:32 EDTVZApple says pre-orders for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus topped 4M in first 24 hours
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08:09 EDTVZUSA Technologies can benefit as Apple Pay drives interest, says H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright expects Apple's (AAPL) payment entry to validate the mobile wallet concept, which can shift the balance in the industry and benefit USA Technologies (USAT). The firm noted that USA Tech provides the backbone of the operation behind Softcard, the mobile wallet joint venture owned by AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), and T-Mobile (TMUS), and the firm believes that this system may "somehow" be absorbed into Apple Pay (AAPL) in the future. H.C. Wainwright reiterates its Buy rating on USA Technologies.
September 12, 2014
12:29 EDTVZVerizon management to meet with Jefferies
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10:09 EDTVZApple, carriers seeing very strong demand for new iPhone models, Re/code reports
Demand for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is greater than that seen in either of the past two years, a spokesperson for AT&T (T) tells Re/code. Re/code notes that Apple and the major carriers, including Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile (TMUS), appear to have sold through their pre-order supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus. Reference Link
06:42 EDTVZVerizon head receptive to possible tower sale deal, Reuters says
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06:19 EDTVZVerizon could launch digital video service by mid-2015, WSJ reports
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September 11, 2014
09:34 EDTVZVerizon expects streaming online OTT video offering in late 1H15
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September 10, 2014
07:31 EDTVZGoldman to hold a conference
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September 9, 2014
15:46 EDTVZVerizon offering free 16GB iPhone 6 with trade-in of old iPhone
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14:51 EDTVZApple announces iPhone 6, 6 Plus with Retina HD, Apple Pay
Apple announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, featuring two new models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays. The new iPhones feature a unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum that conforms with the shaped glass of the display. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus include the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for fast performance and power efficiency. Both models include the M8 motion coprocessor that gathers motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and the new barometer. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduce Apple Pay, a new way to securely pay for physical goods and services in stores or apps. Users can pay securely in stores by holding the phone near the contactless reader while keeping a finger on Touch ID. The iSight camera gets better with a new sensor featuring Focus Pixels for faster autofocus and iPhone 6 Plus users will also benefit from optical image stabilization technology that compensates for hand shake in low light and works with iOS 8 to reduce subject motion. With faster LTE download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users can browse, download and stream content faster. The new iPhones also support voice calls over LTE, or VoLTE, as well as Wi-Fi calling. iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 64GB model and 128GB model for $399 with a two-year contract. iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $299 for the 16GB model, $399 for the 64GB model and $499 for the new 128GB model with a two-year contract. Both models will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and through AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), Verizon Wireless (VZ), additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning on Friday, September 19, and customers can pre-order both models beginning on Friday, September 12.
06:09 EDTVZVerizon CEO sees self-driving cars 3-5 years away, Detroit News reports
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05:16 EDTVZSprint announces improved phone-trade in program, price match guarantee
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September 8, 2014
05:28 EDTVZVerizon announces Verizon Auto Share
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September 7, 2014
20:37 EDTVZApple's new iPhones face risk as carriers begin subsidy phase out, WSJ says
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September 5, 2014
06:41 EDTVZFCC head says agency to promote high speed Internet choices, NY Times reports
Stating that fewer than 25% of American homes have access to more than one high speed Internet provider, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agency would look to promote additional choices in the sector, according to The New York Times. High speed Internet providers include Comcast (CMCSA), Cablevision (CVC), Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), and Google (GOOG). Reference Link

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