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Nortel knocks $3B from bankruptcy deal

In a move that it called a "significant milestone" in its five-year bankruptcy, Nortel Networks said it has reached a deal to cut more than $3 billion owed to former Nortel entities in Europe, including bondholders, retirees and suppliers.

Analysts: A Sprint/T-Mobile deal would face an uphill battle with regulators

A Sprint offer for No. 4 carrier T-Mobile US is still very much a rumor, a far-off one at that. However, many analysts don't think such a deal could pass muster with regulators in Washington for a variety of reasons, even if both are much smaller than larger competitors Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility.

Consumers hammer BT's TV service

British consumers are not very happy about the way BT provides TV service, according to an analysis of complaints made to the UK's Office of Communications (Ofcom).

BlackRock defends Telecom Italia investment

Investment firm BlackRock now says it holds a 7.78 percent stake in Telecom Italia and that this investment, which makes it the second largest investor in the carrier, followed Italian disclosure rules.

AT&T says it can block Google Fiber from poles in Austin; city begs to differ

AT&T owns about 20 percent of the utility poles in Austin, Texas, and says it doesn't have to provide access to Google Fiber. The city council, which owns the remaining 80 percent, isn't pleased with that and has drafted an ordinance to make AT&T open up the poles.

Obama to meet with tech leaders after judge nixes NSA spying

President Barack Obama plans to meet with technology industry leaders, including top executives from AT&T and Comcast, in the wake of a federal judge's ruling that collecting domestic phone records is unconstitutional.

TDS wraps up part of broadband stimulus build in Wisconsin

TDS Telecom is nearly complete with an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus-funded broadband in the Iola and Scandinavia, Wis., area.

Report: Sprint is considering a bid for T-Mobile

Sprint is considering a bid for No. 4 carrier T-Mobile US, according to a  Wall Street Journal  report. Sprint is studying potential regulatory concerns of the deal, and it might make an offer in the first half of next year.

FCC votes to explore allowing in-flight wireless, but voice calls may be grounded anyway

The FCC on Thursday voted 3-2 to explore whether to revise technical rules that prohibit in-flight cellular service, which could potentially open the door to mobile voice calls during airplane flights. However, the Department of Transportation indicated that even if the FCC were to remove technical limitations, it might ban in-flight calls anyway.

Report: NSA review task force calls for restricting phone records program

A presidential committee tasked with reviewing the operations of the National Security Agency and surveillance activities will recommend restrictions be placed on the NSA program that has been collecting telephone metadata on virtually all U.S. telephone calls, according to multiple reports.