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Deutsche Telekom favourite to replace Verizon as German government comms provider

Deutsche Telekom emerged as the frontrunner to replace Verizon as the German government's main communications provider, after a decision to drop the U.S. operator due to concerns about spying.

Aereo temporarily halts operations

Over-the-air streaming provider Aereo halted its operations Saturday morning in a move that founder and CEO Chet Kanojia said is only temporary.

Frontier says it will enable 100,000 more Connecticut homes with U-verse

Frontier Communications officials told Connecticut utility regulators that if they approve the pending acquisition of AT&T's operations, the company would extend U-verse service initially to an additional 100,000 customers, reports the  New Haven Register.

AT&T blasts TruePosition's 911 testing as 'ill-considered' and 'half-baked'

An ongoing battle among Tier 1 wireless carriers and location technology vendors over ways to more accurately locate 911 callers has spilled into the public arena, with AT&T Mobility taking to its public policy blog to lambast a technology test from location vendor TruePosition as inaccurate and misleading.

FairPoint, New England Telehealth Consortium connect 250 facilities with 1 Gbps Ethernet

FairPoint Communications and the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC) announced that they have recently connected 250 sites with the telco's 1 Gbps Carrier Ethernet Services (CES) product.

German government cancels contract with Verizon over U.S. spying allegations

Verizon's contract with the German government has been cancelled following revelations last year of U.S. government spying, according to multiple media reports.

TDS puts finishing touches on Virginia broadband stimulus project

TDS Telecom has completed another broadband stimulus project, one that will serve about 400 residential customers around Paint Bank and Abbott, Va.

FCC's Wheeler lays out plan to draw broadcasters into 600 MHz incentive auction

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler laid out the agency's plans to entice TV broadcasters to participate in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum. Specifically, he said the commission starting this summer will meet with broadcasters individually across the country and will provide an estimate of the amount of money broadcasters could receive for voluntarily relinquishing some or all of their spectrum rights in the auction.

Supreme Court rules against Aereo

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court stated that Aereo's antenna-to-DVR-to-consumer service violates broadcasters' copyrights, a loss that could spell the end of the road for the SVOD provider. The court determined that Aereo's technology was similar to that used by cable companies to retransmit broadcaster signals, citing the 1976 Copyright Act amendment in issuing its opinion.

Sprint's Hesse argues more consolidation will aid in rural wireless coverage

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that creating a bigger No. 3 carrier in the U.S. market would lead to better coverage in rural areas. Though Hesse did not specifically address a merger between No. 3 carrier Sprint and No. 4 carrier T-Mobile US, in an interview with  Cnet  he said that the creation of a larger rival to AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless would likely lead to that third carrier providing better coverage in rural areas.