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AT&T, DirecTV extend merger end date … again

AT&T and DirecTV have announced another short-term extension of their merger agreement, as the two companies enter the 14th month since they first forged their $49 billion deal.

Federal court sets fast-track schedule for net neutrality challenges

A U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit has set the schedule to hear challenges from telcos and industry organizations over the FCC's net neutrality rules that went into effect earlier this month. Traditional ILECs, cable operators and industry organizations such as US Telecom will have to submit their opening briefs, which are not exceed 20,000 words, by July 30.

LightSquared hires advisers to help overcome GPS industry concerns

LightSquared has hired a wireless consultancy and other advisers and is angling to work with the GPS industry to resolve any concerns GPS device makers have over interference with LightSquared's spectrum, according to an FCC filing.

Arris-Pace approval process moves along as DoJ makes second request for info

Offering shareholders a status update on its proposed $2.1 billion takeover of rival Pace, Arris revealed that the Justice Department has made a "second request" for information regarding the deal.

Google Fiber gets green light to deliver 1 Gbps service in San Antonio

Google Fiber has received a license from the Texas Public Utility Commission to operate as an ISP in San Antonio's city limits where it would face off with AT&T, reports the San Antonio Current.

TWC's Marcus and Comcast's Roberts top the 8 highest paid CEOs in pay-TV

Who are the highest paid CEOs in the pay-TV industry? Now that the nation's top publicly traded pay-TV companies have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, FierceCable  has compiled its annual list.

Pai advocates USF rules enabling rural telcos to deliver broadband-only services

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai has proposed new revisions to the Universal Service Fund (USF)  to give rural telcos a chance to take advantage of funds to deliver a broadband-only service.

Report: AT&T-DirecTV deal could wrap up in 'days'

The $49 billion AT&T-DirecTV merger agreement, first proposed more than a year ago, could be "days" away from receiving regulatory approval.

Verizon says XO's 1-year copper retirement proposal will create unnecessary costs, delay IP transition

Verizon says that while it does not want to leave its wholesale CLEC customers like XO in the lurch, it does not want to delay its transition to IP and fiber by increasing the amount of time required to issue notice that it is retiring copper assets.

FCC's Wheeler reaffirms that incentive auction will take place in Q1 2016

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler reaffirmed his commitment to starting the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum in the first quarter of next year, and his vow to spark competition in the wider broadband market. Yet smaller carriers say the rules being crafted for the auction will not do enough to foster competition in wireless broadband.