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Programmers balk at Verizon's 'Custom TV' plans

There seems to be a disconnect between Verizon's plans to break apart FiOS video bundles and the way those who provide content for those bundles feel. FiOS, as the company reported in its earnings call earlier this week, is a bright spot in the sagging wireline space and Verizon is hoping to enhance that business by giving customers more choice.

Google's Project Fi aims to combine the best of LTE, Wi-Fi

Finally and officially, Google has unwrapped its "Project Fi" MVNO in partnership with Sprint and T-Mobile US.

AT&T converts nearly 80% of broadband subscribers to its IP platform

AT&T continues to drive more of its legacy DSL broadband customers onto its IP platform, converting around 80 percent of its subscribers to IP in the first quarter.

AT&T subscribers flock to Next installment plans in Q1, making up 65% of all smartphone sales

AT&T Mobility reported better-than-expected postpaid subscribers in the first quarter, adding 441,000 new subscribers. In addition the company reported churn of just 1.02 percent, which it said was the best it had ever reported in a first quarter.

Periscope, Meerkat create new piracy wrinkle for broadcasters, along with golden branding opportunity

As Meerkat and Periscope users enthusiastically begin live-streaming the important moments in their lives, sports broadcasters and premium networks are preparing to release the hounds on any potential copyright violators.

Google unveils 'Project Fi' MVNO with Sprint and T-Mobile as partners

Google is officially getting into the wireless business, and unwrapped its "Project Fi" MVNO in partnership with Sprint and T-Mobile US. The service will let customers dynamically switch between the carriers' LTE networks and Wi-Fi networks, and will also give customers credits for their unused mobile data, as had been expected.

'Wi-Fi first' will not be big biz for cable, analyst says

While Comcast, Cablevision and Google continue to work toward a "Wi-Fi first" paradigm that will compete head-on with the wireless industry, BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk has poured a little cold water on their parade.

AT&T says it needs to invest in FTTP where it makes economic sense

AT&T is seeing that the rollout of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) is the only way it can realistically compete with both existing cable operators and emerging players, such as Google Fiber, that are offering higher speeds than it can deliver on a fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) architecture.

Quincy stations back on DirecTV after brief blackout; Dish renews Weather Channel

DirecTV and Quincy Newspapers have apparently resolved a business dispute that kept stations covering 10 Midwestern markets off the satellite service for much of Tuesday.

Defense Mobile, MVNO aimed at veterans, comes out of beta with Sprint, AT&T and Verizon service

Defense Mobile, an MVNO working with Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint, is officially launching its commercial service as "of veterans, by veterans and for veterans."