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USTelecom, CenturyLink, AT&T jointly file for stay of FCC net neutrality rules

USTelecom and its key members AT&T and CenturyLink have filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay the FCC's Open Internet order.

Verizon's EVP and strategic policy advisor Milch to retire; Silliman assumes duties

Verizon Communications' executive vice president of global public policy and communications, Randal Milch, announced he is retiring from the company later this month.

AT&T-DirecTV deal nears closure, still A-OK with regulators

Performing yet another heat check on the smooth-sailing AT&T-DirecTV merger proposal, the  Wall Street Journal  reports that regulator closure is just weeks away and that the FCC and the Justice Department still have no major issues with it.

Frontier gets FTC approval to proceed with Verizon asset deal

Frontier Communications has received Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approval for its pending acquisition of Verizon's wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas, clearing one of the...

CenturyLink could convert legacy, network businesses to REIT this year, say analysts

With Windstream having recently completed the spinoff of its wireline assets into its publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), analysts are now speculating that CenturyLink is next in line to take a similar move.

FCC denies requests from AT&T, CenturyLink, others to delay implementing net neutrality rules

The FCC has denied petitions from a group of service providers and industry groups to suspend the regulator's net neutrality rules from going into effect on June 12.

TracFone leans on FCC to make changes to Lifeline program

Executives from América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, met last week with FCC officials to press their position on what reforms the agency should make to its Lifeline phone program. TracFone, one of the nation's largest providers of Lifeline service, proposed reforms that would make it easier to track Lifeline enrollees' information but in some cases make it tougher for them to be purged from customer rolls.

Level 3, AT&T establish network interconnection agreement

Level 3 has signed a new bilateral IP interconnection network agreement with AT&T, one of the latest pacts the competitive provider has made with a Tier 1 U.S. telco.

EC quizzes Qualcomm rivals on company's chip licensing practices

Qualcomm's rivals were ordered to provide details of the company's licensing programme to the European Commission (EC) by mid-May, as part of an antitrust probe of the U.S. chip maker.

Cisco, automakers to test 'listen, detect and avoid' protocol for auto safety in 5.9 GHz band

Cisco Systems, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers are preparing to test the "listen, detect and avoid" protocol in the dedicated short range communications (DSRC) 5.9 GHz band, according to an FCC filing.