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AT&T fined $25M for customer data breaches used to obtain codes to unlock phones

AT&T Mobility agreed to pay a $25 million fine to settle an FCC investigation into privacy breaches of customers' personal information at call centers in Mexico, Columbia and the Philippines. Employees at those call centers accessed customer information without authorization and then sold the information to third parties, which then used the customer data to request codes from AT&T to unlock phones, according to the FCC.

FCC extends deadline to file comments on special access proceeding

The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) is giving incumbent telcos and their wholesale CLEC customers more time to file comments in response to the regulator's Special Access final notice of proposed rulemaking (FNPRM) in the special access rulemaking proceeding.

Sling TV pushes back HBO launch to Saturday to fix streaming tech

Dish Network is pushing back the originally scheduled Wednesday launch of HBO on its Sling TV platform to address various technical issues.

Comcast Business invests $10M in Denver fiber network

Comcast Business is looking to make a dent in the Colorado business services market that's been traditionally dominated by local telco CenturyLink by investing more than $10 million to build a fiber-based Ethernet network in the Denver metro area.

LightSquared could target first responders, transport and energy industries with new service

Now that it has emerged from bankruptcy protection, LightSquared wants to get back to what it had planned to do before it got mired in restructuring nearly three years ago: use spectrum to provide wireless service to U.S. customers.

Dish's spectrum conundrum: Make $40B-$44B now or up to $155B later

Dish Network's spectrum licenses right now could be worth as much--or possibly more--than the spectrum licenses owned by Sprint or T-Mobile US. Dish's spectrum position, bolstered by the incredible increases in Americans' demands for wireless service, makes Charlie Ergen's Dish an incredibly powerful player in the U.S. wireless market. But how exactly will Dish cash in on that position?

Navigating the OTT playground means following new rules

Despite all the talk about how online video is changing the viewing landscape, it's still early days for over-the-top technologies, and new business models are still emerging. Forward-thinking pay-TV operators are trying to see OTT as an opportunity, not a threat--and are testing the waters accordingly.

Cannibals' banquet: HBO Now, linear OTT raise the stakes in battle for viewers

It's almost here: On Sunday evening, hit HBO series Game of Thrones will premiere its fifth season. At the same time HBO Now, the network's much-anticipated, or much-dreaded if you're a cable operator, OTT service--which launched a few days early--will get its first real stress test.

FairPoint responds to cable challenge by upping northern New England wholesale fiber, Ethernet offerings

FairPoint Communications may be facing increased competition from aggressive cable operators like Comcast Business encroaching on its northern New England turf, but the service provider says that the $700 million investment it made over the past seven years gives it the tools to effectively address the region's wholesale and retail services needs.

AT&T's Cricket launches new device financing options, kills promotional 20 GB plan

AT&T Mobility's Cricket prepaid brand is making a handful of changes to its offerings and plans, including introducing a new device financing program and a new switching credit. The company is also eliminating a high-end promotional plan that had offered customers 20 GB of data for as low as $55 per month.