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  • The 10 highest paid CEOs in wireline in 2013

    A number of the largest telcos reported in recent public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) how much their CEOs made in 2013. FierceTelecom examines the salary and compensation rates of chief executives at 10 publicly traded service providers in our annual highest paid CEOs in wireline feature.

Verizon lures new subs with $50 HBO, FiOS broadband bundle

Verizon is appealing to new potential FiOS subscribers with a new $50 video, broadband promotional bundle, but customers will need to be prepared for the price jump when the promotional period ends.

Google Fiber to conduct small business pilot in Kansas City

Google Fiber's initial focus of its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service has been on the residential market, but it looks like it is going to finally begin testing a new small business product in Kansas City, reports the Kansas City Business Journal.

BSkyB, TalkTalk, CityFibre joint venture challenges BT's broadband hold

A new fiber to the premises (FTTP) joint venture formed by BSkyB, TalkTalk and CityFibre will provide up to 1 Gbps speed broadband in York as a way battle incumbent telco BT with their own broadband network.

Aereo's lawsuit has a rippling effect on the broadcasting industry

The Supreme Court will weigh in on whether Aereo is violating copyright law by providing over-the-top streaming of broadcast channels through its antenna-DVR service, but regardless of what decision it makes, the appetite for online video will continue to grow.

Vonage brings consumer VoIP service to Brazil, emphasizes low-cost landline, mobile calling

Vonage is furthering its push into the international services market, announcing that it has launched its consumer VoIP service in Brazil as part of a joint venture with Datora Telecom.

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Ericsson has become the ninth major international technology firm to join NYU Wireless as an affiliate sponsor, giving added momentum to the research center's efforts one week before the start of its inaugural Brooklyn 5G Summit, which is being jointly organized with Nokia Solutions and Networks.

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Time Warner Cable confirmed its rollout out of "TWCWiFi-Passpoint," a national Wi-Fi network that includes Hotspot 2.0 technology on most of its public access points as well as upgraded encryption.