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Transbeam, Verizon look for common ground in fiber-based replacements for TDM, copper-based services

Transbeam, a competitive carrier serving large metro markets like New York City, may be concerned about Verizon's ongoing copper retirement efforts, but it's confident that it can work out an agreement with the ILEC.

Sprint, Verizon bicker over new network ads featuring Ricky Gervais

Verizon is touting its network in a new series of TV ads featuring comedian Ricky Gervais-- and Sprint is fighting back.

Wireless providers including Verizon line up to grab broadcasters' 600 MHz spectrum

As broadcasters prepare to release much of the coveted 600 MHz spectrum for the Federal Communication Commission's incentive auction, bidders are lining up. And the commission has released the names of the 104 applicants, including Verizon and T-Mobile, two wireless carriers that are also competing to win viewers on their go90 and Binge On over the top services.

Facebook live streaming could help TV build symbiotic relationship, analyst says

Since Facebook announced its live streaming capability last December, the social media giant has been testing its usability and popularity with its membership. Now, monetization is coming into the picture as E! Online announced it will stream a daily infotainment series, Live From E!, on Facebook.

AWS, IBM, Microsoft have broadest data center footprints, says research firm

From a regional perspective, Synergy Research's fourth quarter 2015 data shows that the U.S. now accounts for 46 percent of major cloud and internet data center sites. The next most prominent locations are China and Japan, with 7 percent and 6 percent respectively.

Oak Hill Capital snaps up FirstLight Fiber, says it will accelerate company's growth prospects

FirstLight Fiber, a competitive provider that has found a growing niche in New York and Northern New England competing with FairPoint and Comcast Business, has agreed to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital.

Lawmakers plead with Verizon to resolve labor issue with wireline workforce

A group of 20 U.S. senators have asked Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam to resolve its dispute with wireline union workers.

Content moves: NFL and Amazon launch new series, while Showtime targets binge watchers

The NFL is taking its presence a bit further into the OTT world, this time announcing a new original series that will debut this summer on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The factual series, titled Al l or Nothing: A Season With The Arizona Cardinals documents the NFL team's behind the scenes activity during the 2015 season.

Vodafone and SFR renew France alliance for 4 more years

Vodafone and SFR extended a partner market agreement covering France for a further four years to 2020, while Vodafone also signed a separate agreement with SFR parent company Altice for the Dominican Republic.

Despite Netflix's groundbreaking idea, same-day theatre-OTT releases still meet resistance

When Netflix content guru Ted Sarandos first proposed the strategy to release films in theaters and on its SVOD service on the same day, theater owners went into a minor uproar. That attitude hasn't appeared to soften in the face of a proposed new transactional service, Screening Room, which would let viewers pay $50 to watch a movie at home the same day it's released in theaters.