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From AT&T to Time Warner Cable: how the top cable operators fared in Q3

How did the top pay-TV operators fare in the third quarter? AT&T topped the list in terms of active subscribers at 26.16 million, even though it lost around 40,000 subs during the quarter. Overall, the cable and satellite segment's top 13 operators lost about 190,000 net video subscribers-- but that is something of an improvement.

Dish pays off Indiana broadcaster Bayou following lawsuit over retransmission fees

The owner of Evansville, Ind., CBS affiliate WEVV-TV said Dish Network has paid it an undisclosed sum in back interest fees, plus interest, after the broadcaster sued the satellite operator in August.

CenturyLink connects over 300 data centers with fiber

CenturyLink may be considering options for the future of its data center business, but regardless of its choice the service provider has connected its fiber network to a total of 300 third-party data centers.

Report: Comcast adds 400 jobs in Minneapolis, but quietly sought $1.4M in state subsidies to do it

A Minnesota state agency said Comcast quietly sought out $1.4 million in forgivable loans and grants before announcing Monday that it hired 400 call center employees in the Twin Cities area as part of its customer-service improvement push.

USTelecom says FCC should consider how Charter-TWC merger impacts ILEC broadband competition

As Charter Communications moves forward with its pending $79 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, USTelecom is concerned that the deal and other consolidation in the cable market could impede broadband competition for ILECs and other competitors.  

UPDATED: AT&T not testing opt-in Digital Life program for discounts

AT&T Mobility said it is in fact not testing a program to give its Digital Life home security and automation customers discounts if they give up some of their personal data. Light Reading initially reported that the company was conducting such a test, but AT&T subsequently said that its spokesman misspoke and that it is not conducting tests for such discounts.

Ericsson CEO says Cisco merger was never an option

Ericsson's President and CEO Hans Vestberg took a moment to squash rumors that Cisco wants to purchase the company following a new partnership the pair announced for future technology developments.

Sprint MVNO TextNow to launch international calling, will give credits for watching ads and taking offers

Sprint MVNO TextNow launched international calling options to more than 150 countries around the world and also unveiled a program to let customers earn bill credits by watching video advertisements or choosing special offers from advertisers and marketing partners-- all from the company's app.

Frontier to add 200 employees to Durham, N.C. workforce as broadband, business services grow

Frontier has set an ambitious goal to expand its presence in Durham, N.C., including a plan to fill 200 new positions to support the telco's growing residential broadband and business service customer base in the area and its pending acquisition of Verizon's properties in three states.

Cogent deepens network reach across nine vXchnge data centers, increasing upsell potential

Cogent Communications has signed an agreement to extend its network into nine vXchnge data centers, deepening its reach in a number of key U.S. cities on the East and West Coast.