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Vermont's Burlington Telecom looks to settle $33M suit with Citbank, considers selling assets

Vermont's troubled Burlington Telecom is working to settle its  $33.5 million lawsuit with Citibank, one of its key investors, for $10.5 million, reports the  Burlington Free Press.

FCC approves broadcast spectrum sharing pilot for L.A. TV stations

The FCC, as had been expected, approved a CTIA plan to partner with two Los Angeles TV stations to conduct a pilot project with the aim of showing that the stations can share the same broadcast spectrum.

Aereo reportedly hits capacity issues in Atlanta and Miami

Aereo reportedly has stopped accepting new customers in two other markets.

Roaming is moving to the top of operator agendas

There has been an acceleration in moves by operators to address the thorny problem of voice and data roaming charges throughout the European Union, although there currently seems little likelihood that such efforts will stop the European Commission's Neelie Kroes from implementing her plans to abolish roaming charges completely.

3 Ireland plans remedies for EU concerns on O2 merger

Hutchison Whampoa's 3 Ireland said it will propose some remedies to address a list of concerns it has received from the European Commission over its planned acquisition of Telefónica's O2 Ireland for up to €850 million ($1.1 billion).

Report: FCC's Wheeler balks at Sprint/T-Mobile deal

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler expressed skepticism about a deal between Sprint and T-Mobile US in a meeting with Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and SoftBank CEO and Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son, according to a  Reuters  report. Wheeler's pushback against a merger between the Nos. 3 and 4 carriers follows a clear signal from the Department of Justice that such a deal would face intense scrutiny.

KPN to slash up to 2,000 more jobs to halt decline in profits

KPN is planning another round of job cuts as part of an aggressive cost cutting and streamlining programme designed to stem falling profits, the Dutch incumbent has revealed.

FCC dedicates $2B to bring broadband to schools, libraries

The FCC is doubling down on the investment to connect schools and libraries by allocating $2 billion over the next two years to support broadband service. An estimated 20 million students in at least 15,000 schools will get access to a broadband connection through the expanded program.

Aereo sets expansion into San Antonio as legal battle presses on

Aereo plans to begin offering service in San Antonio, Texas, while the legal theory underpinning the company's operations awaits review by the U.S. Supreme Court. Aereo will begin taking new subscribers in and around San Antonio on Feb. 19.

H Block auction appears to be winding down, with Dish still seen in the lead

The auction of the 1900 MHz PCS H Block is starting to wind down, and Dish Network still appears poised to walk away with the spectrum, according to a financial analyst. Based on current activity, the auction will likely end sometime in the next few days.