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Aereo ranks high on CNBC Disruptor list, blasts broadcasters for 'anti-consumer sentiment'

Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia is holding the line on the contention that the antenna-to-DVR streaming service is not violating any broadcast copyrights, even as the Supreme Court decision on its fate looms. But its technology is turning heads, landing Aereo at No. 7 on CNBC's 2014 Disruptors list.

AT&T's Stephenson: It would be a 'stretch' for a Sprint/T-Mobile deal to get approved

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said it would be a "stretch" for a deal between No. 3 carrier Sprint and No. 4 player T-Mobile US to get approved by regulators.

Dem leaders introduce bill to ban paid fast lanes on Internet

Democratic congressional leaders have introduced legislation they say will make sure the Internet remains accessible to all online services and keeps the net free of so-called "fast lanes."

TDS extends broadband around Medford and Stetsonville, Wis., serving 1,400 residents

TDS Telecom has put the final touches on a broadband stimulus project around Medford and Stetsonville, Wis., extending service to area businesses and nearly 1,400 residents.

Report: Carphone Warehouse plans to launch Irish MVNO

Carphone Warehouse, which is in the throes of a £3.8 billion (€4.7 billion/$6.38 billion) merger with Dixons Retail in the UK, is reportedly on the verge of launching a mobile virtual network operator in Ireland to take advantage of new MVNO rules in this market.

Telefónica to be largest investor in Telecom Italia

The decision by three Italian investors in Telecom Italia to exit a shareholder pact that has existed since 2007 will see Telefónica become the largest direct shareholder in the Italian operator with a stake of around 15 per cent, although the demerger process is expected to take several months.

NFL creates sites to rally support around blackout rule

With the FCC pondering an end to rules that restrict the local TV blackout of sports events that aren't sold out, the National Football League on Monday launched a website aimed at protecting the league's ability to mandate blackouts.

Verizon gets N.Y. PUC permission to complete copper-to-fiber transition on Fire Island

Verizon has taken another step in transitioning its copper network to all-fiber in western Fire Island, New York, as the state's Public Service Commission (PUC) said it recommended closing its review of the telco's plans.

CTIA's Baker calls for spectrum 'report card' to assess how government agencies use airwaves

WASHINGTON—CTIA President Meredith Attwell Baker wants to create a spectrum "report card" that would assess how efficiently government agencies are using their spectrum. That's one piece of a broader agenda she has for getting more airwaves for mobile broadband use beyond this fall's coming auction of AWS-3 spectrum and next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum.

Court rules DirecTV can't drop Ovation and Reelz

Wading through a merger deal that was made 15 years ago, a Minnesota federal court has ruled that DirecTV cannot drop lightly watched channels Reelz and Ovation TV.