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CWA union claims Verizon temps are endangering citizens with shoddy wireline work

Members of the Communications Workers of America, one of the two unions whose Verizon workers are on strike, say that replacement workers hired by the telco to handle repairs and installations on its wireline networks are failing to abide by "basic safety practices."

Level 3 says small cell backhaul has potential, must align with other on-net business service opportunities

Level 3 Communications may have not have pursued the tower backhaul opportunity as aggressively as its other fiber-based counterparts, but the service provider continues to see potential in extending its fiber to small cell deployments.

Comcast pays $3.8B for DreamWorks Animation, puts 'Minions' mastermind in charge

In a move aimed at further boosting its thriving NBCUniversal film, consumer products and theme parks operations, Comcast said it will pay around $3.8 billion to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.

Charter set to close on new company called 'Charter,' full transition will run through 2018

Charter Communications expects to finally close its acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks "within a few days" of the California Public Utilities Commission's May 12 approval vote of the deals.

TWC adds 21K video subs in Q1, still misses forecast for customer growth in last earnings report ever

In what will likely be its last ever earnings report, Time Warner Cable said it added 21,000 video customers and 314,000 high-speed Internet users in the first quarter.

LTE-U coexistence moves along but not fast enough for some stakeholders

While some LTE-U stakeholders are frustrated with how long it's taking, the Wi-Fi Alliance says it's on track to meet its goal of releasing this summer a final test plan for ensuring coexistence between LTE-U and Wi-Fi in unlicensed spectrum.

Comcast bumps data caps to 1 terabyte

Comcast said its bumping up the ceiling in its controversial data-usage trials to 1 terabyte, effective June 1.

DirecTV's trials and tribulations in the early days of live 4K

DirecTV will be the recipient of both cheers and jeers as the early mover for live, linear 4K broadcasts in the U.S. At the moment, it's seeing the downside, as the first two of its planned 25 MLB games broadcast in 4K had to be scrubbed due to technical issues.

Telia Carrier lights another low-latency West Coast route to connect Bay Area with Hollywood

Telia Carrier has built a new West Coast optical network in the United States to deepen its 100G transport services in its Bay Area metro markets in order to satisfy the growing needs of its content and entertainment provider customers.

Verizon data breach report reveals phishing, ransomware issues jumped in 2016

According to Verizon, cybercriminals are becoming more crafty in their ways. The telco's 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report shows a rise in phishing and ransomware, where data is encrypted and a ransom is demanded.