News of Note—AT&T’s job cuts, Southern Telecom’s dark fiber deal, the FCC’s BDAC and more

news of note

Here are the stories we’re following today:

> A new report takes a deep dive into the criticism surrounding the FCC’s BDAC committee. Bloomberg article

> Southern Telecom inked a leasing agreement for dark fiber on STI’s Atlanta central business district fiber ring. Release

> The Communications Workers of America union issued a report today arguing that, despite recent tax reforms geared toward job creation, AT&T has continued to cut jobs. Specifically, the union said AT&T has cut 16,000 call center jobs in the past seven years. FierceWireless article

> Redeclaring itself a “connectivity business focused on broadband,” Comcast reported the addition of 379,000 new high-speed internet users in the first quarter, with overall revenue up 10.7% to $22.8 billion, driven primarily by a hot NBCUniversal division. FierceCable article