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February 15, 2013
08:14 EDTVZ, T, CVC, CMCSA, TWC, VSAT, CTL, CHTR, COXFCC finds most companies meet or beat promised broadband speeds, WSJ says
The Federal Communications Commission's latest periodic ISP study found that most companies deliver American users the download speeds that are advertised, with fiber and satellite connections generally outperforming expectations, reported The Wall Street Journal. DSL providers delivered 85% of advertised download speeds, cable connections came in at 98.5% and fiber connections reached 115.3%, the report noted. Reference Link
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August 26, 2014
08:12 EDTVSATViaSat announces over 3000 orders for MSS terminals
Customers are beginning to place advance orders for next-generation Mobile Satellite Services, or MSS, terminals from ViaSat for operation over the recently announced ViaSat worldwide L-band network. The orders, totaling 3,150 terminals, include a mix of both fixed-site machine-to-machine and airborne units that are scheduled for delivery next year. Vehicular, maritime, and asset tracking terminals are also available for advance order.
August 25, 2014
19:00 EDTTWC, CMCSADISH Network petitions FCC to deny Comcast, Time Warner merger
Citing irreparable harm to competition and consumers, DISH Network (DISH) petitioned the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, to deny the merger of Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC). The petition to deny outlines, among other things, the critical role high-speed broadband plays in the video industry and the potential for the merger to significantly damage competitive development of over-the-top video and limit consumer access to online video programming.
11:48 EDTTAT&T, DirecTV agree to deal with DOJ paving way for merger, NY Post says
AT&T (T) has agreed with the Justice Department on terms paving the way for it to acquire DirecTV (DTV), though it could not be learned what, if any, conditions the department has placed on the merger, according to The New York Post, citing a source close to the process. Reference Link
08:06 EDTVZVerizon to invest $40M to expand on-site green energy program
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06:21 EDTVZSpherix announces first trial of Nortel patents scheduled against Verizon for Q1
Spherix (SPEX) announced that on August 19, the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, in Case No. 1:14-cv-00721 -GBL-TCB, issued a scheduling order in the company's patent litigation against Verizon Services; Verizon South; Verizon Virginia; Verizon Communications; Verizon Federal; Verizon Business Network Services; MCI Communications Services, collectively Verizon (VZ). The judge ordered both parties to appear for a pretrial conference on September 10, and ordered discovery to be complete by December 12. The order also states the trial of this case will be within four to eight weeks after the December 18 final pretrial conference.
06:20 EDTTWC, CMCSAFCC seeks more data from Comcast regarding TWC deal, Reuters says
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August 22, 2014
10:15 EDTTVodafone rallies amid reports of AT&T takeover bid, FT says
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09:36 EDTVZActive equity options trading on open
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07:11 EDTTAT&T may mount bid GBP3 per share bid for Vodafone, Daily Mail reports
AT&T (T) is working on a cash bid worth over GBP3 per share for Vodafone (VOD), according to the Daily Mail. The publication says China Mobile (CHL) may be interested in taking a stake in Vodafone of up to 20%. Reference Link
05:58 EDTCMCSAComcast launches streaming TV services for college campuses, WSJ reports
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August 21, 2014
14:11 EDTVZGogo advances after blog discusses takeover speculation
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13:44 EDTVZVerizon could be interested in Gogo spectrum, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo notes trade publication Runway Girl Network posted an article about Verizon's (VZ) potential interest in Gogo. Wells calls the article's argument that aviation broadband is an extension of terrestrial broadband and could be complement Verizon's wireless service "logical," and says Verizon could also be interested in Gogo's spectrum. Wells sees compelling arguments against Verizon being interested in Gogo, but notes that at current valuations, Verizon could acquire Gogo close to the value of the underlying spectrum and get the business for free, which the firm says "isn't a bad trade." Wells has a Market Perform rating on Gogo.
13:16 EDTVZ, TT-Mobile offers free data to users who recruit new customers to its network
T-Mobile (TMUS) is offering its current Simple Choice customers a free unlimited LTE data plan upgrade for a full year when they recruit a Sprint (S), Verizon (VZ), or AT&T (T) customer to its network. The new referred customer will also receive a full year of unlimited LTE data for free as well. If a Simple Choice customer who recruits a new user to T-Mobile's network already has an unlimited LTE data plan, they will receive a $10 credit each month for twelve months. The referral plan starts August 29. Reference Link
11:49 EDTVZ, TSprint announces $60 per month unlimited wireless plan
Sprint (S) announces an unlimited wireless plan for $60. The plan provides consumers unlimited talk, text and data while on Sprint's network for $60 per month, a $20 savings compared to T-Mobile's (TMUS) $80 per month unlimited plan, the wireless carrier said. The Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan is available to both new and existing Sprint customers starting tomorrow, August 22. To qualify for the plan, customers must purchase their device through Sprint Easy Pay, pay full retail price or bring their own compatible device.
09:57 EDTCTLRumor: CenturyLink moves up on speculation it could spin-off assets into a REIT
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09:37 EDTVZActive equity options trading on open
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09:36 EDTVZGogo strength attributed to takeover speculation in blog post
The early move higher in shares of Gogo (GOGO) is being attributed to a blog post from Runway Girl Network. The post stated, "Wall Street is now buzzing that Verizon might be studying a potential joint venture, acquisition or partnership with Row 44 competitor, Gogo." Shares of Gogo are up 3% to $17.36 in pre-market trading. Reference Link
05:58 EDTVZVerizon says not in talks to set up another app store, Re/code reports
In response to a report from The Information that said Verizon was looking to set up another app store, company spokeswoman Debra Lewis told Re/code that the company "has no plans to do that. Been there. Done that." Verizon closed its homegrown Verizon Apps store last year. Reference Link
August 20, 2014
13:46 EDTVZVerizon looking to build app store, The Information says
Verizon (VZ) is looking to partner with other companies to build an app store, according to The Information. Verizon's app store would compete with Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL), which already sell smartphone software, The Information noted. Reference Link
06:13 EDTTWCNetflix signs paid peering deal with Time Warner Cable, Gigaom reports
Netflix (NFLX) has signed a direct interconnection deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC) that would provide Netflix with direct access and faster streams, reports Gigaom. Time Warner Cable confirmed that the deal happened in June and the implementation has been rolling out this month. Reference Link
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