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Frontier's Wilderotter to step down, McCarthy to assume CEO role

Frontier Communications CEO Maggie Wilderotter is going to step down as CEO and is transitioning to an executive chair role in April. Taking over the CEO role is Dan McCarthy, who currently serves as Frontier's president and COO.

Level 3's Storey says incumbents' wireless focus gives it more enterprise opportunities

Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey has indicated that the strategy by incumbent telcos, namely AT&T and Verizon, to increase their focus on their wireless businesses is helping Level 3 win more deals in the enterprise services space.

Comcast Business challenges FairPoint by deepening New Hampshire, Vermont Ethernet reach

Comcast Business is turning up the competitive heat on local incumbent telco FairPoint Communications by making its Ethernet service suite available to businesses in three New Hampshire and Vermont communities.

CenturyLink will look at M&A deals that could bolster its business portfolio, says Ewing

CenturyLink has been a bit quiet on the acquisition front lately at a time when the wireline industry is going through another key round of consolidation led by Frontier Communications and Level 3 Communications, but it will consider a deal if it makes sense.

Charter, Dish executives among new pay-TV industry stars to watch in 2015

DishNetwork's Charlie Ergen and Comcast's Brian Roberts may be the household names in the pay-TV industry, but it's the up-and-coming executives in these companies who are helping to drive key initiatives. 

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BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility jumped headfirst into the mobile healthcare market with its new ForHealth service, which promises to aggregate and analyze users' health data from a variety of sources, and to provide health alerts and suggestions based on that data. The service, which is centered on the forthcoming ForHealth mobile app, offers many of the same feature and functions as Apple's HealthKit service, which the iPhone vendor launched last year in conjunction with its iOS 8 operating system.

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How can traditional television reach millennials? NBCUniversal is reportedly banking on laughs, revealing through unnamed sources that it will launch a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service later this year that will focus on comedy, including  The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon  and  Saturday Night Live.