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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.

Aereo loses Supreme Court decision, 6-3

Updated: Aereo has released a statement responding to Wednesday's 6-3 ruling, in which 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.

Chapel Hill, N.C., becomes latest AT&T 1 gig market

The North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) initiative served as a catalyst for AT&T's expanded 1 gigabit Internet delivery, which now will include residents and businesses in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Telefónica grants network access to Drillisch to secure E-Plus merger approval

Telefónica Deutschland said it has agreed to provide network capacity to German mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Drillisch to help smooth the regulatory path of Telefónica's proposed € 8.6 billion ($11.7 billion)  merger with KPN-owned E-Plus.  

Consolidation may be on Europe's mind, but unity is hard to find

Consolidation is on everyone's mind in Europe at the moment. Indeed, it's hard to escape talk of mergers and acquisitions as a number of European markets grapple with proposals by mobile network operators to join forces with others. What really stands out how little unity there seems to be over if and how consolidation should be achieved.

FCC dedicates $2B to equip schools, libraries with Wi-Fi

The FCC is allocating $2 billion over the next two years to equip more schools and libraries with Wi-Fi connections to enable students to take advantage of new educational tools like tablets and digital textbooks.