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AT&T agrees extend Gig service to E-rate schools, libraries as part of DirecTV deal

AT&T has agreed to extend its 1 Gbps FTTP service to more E-rate eligible schools and libraries in its wireline footprint as one of the concessions of its now-completed acquisition of DirecTV.

Daimler says self-driving truck test in Germany now weeks away

German auto maker Daimler said it expects to gain approval for tests of self-driving trucks on Germany's motorways "within the next few weeks", executive board member Wolfgang Bernhard told the Sunday edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Vodafone says would invest in separate BT broadband unit

Vodafone joins competition and regulators to break up BT as it also proposes investing in third party operator of Britain's landline network.

AT&T closes DirecTV purchase: Stankey in charge of new 'Home Solutions' operation, White retires

AT&T said it has officially closed on its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV following FCC approval of the transaction. The news brings to a close a review process that lasted over a year.

AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon implement tools to battle robocalls

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon are heeding requests from the FCC and a coalition of 45 state attorneys to develop methods to block automated telemarketing calls, otherwise known as robocalls, reports Bloomberg.

FCC votes to approve AT&T-DirecTV deal, clearing final regulatory hurdle, Reuters reports

AT&T's proposed $49 billion purchase of DirecTV has cleared its final hurdle, according to Reuters, which reported that at least three of the FCC's five commissioners have voted to approve the deal.

Verizon's CWA union members to release results of strike vote at upcoming rally

Verizon wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America union said they will reveal the results of the strike authorization votes taken over the last two weeks during a rally to be held on Saturday.

Nokia gets EU green light for Alcatel-Lucent acquisition

Nokia said on Friday it has received approval from the European Commission (EC) for its planned €15.6 billion ($17 billion) merger with Alcatel-Lucent, clearing an important hurdle in its pursuit of the rival telecoms equipment manufacturer.

Verizon, CWA union lock horns over pension benefits

Verizon and the Communications Workers of America union continue to be at odds over how to structure pension benefits for a new labor contract. The current contract expires on Aug. 1.

Bell Canada, Telus face CRTC mandate to open fiber networks to competitors

Canada's large incumbent telcos, including Telus, Bell Canada, Rogers Communications and others, must continue to provide special access to competitive carriers for wholesale services--and now must make their fiber networks available, too, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has ruled.