AT&T expects $2.2B gain in Q4 due related to pension structure; Puerto Rico's Liberty Business is providing fiber-based services to business customers

Wireline news from across the web: 

> AT&T said it expects to record a gain of about $2.2 billion in the fourth quarter, due to an increase in the assumed discount rates used to measure pension and post-retirement obligation. Yahoo Finance article

> Global Tel Link (GTL) announced another significant win before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as the PTAB issued two final written decisions invalidating all 36 claims of Securus' U.S. Patent No. 7,860,222 ('222 patent). Release  

> As part of its merger with Choice Cable, Puerto Rico's Liberty Business is now providing fiber-based optic coverage for business customers. Telecompaper article

Cable News
> Time Warner Cable has unveiled the specifics on the new IP-only service it's testing in the New York market. Article

> Controlling what is far and away TV's most popular live programming, the National Football League is driving a hard bargain in renewing broadcast rights for its Thursday Night Football package next season. Article

Online Video News
> Technology giant IBM has added another key piece to its cloud services offering by acquiring San Francisco-based UStream. Article

Wireless News
> Analysts generally agree that Verizon's latest earnings report demonstrates another solid quarter. But there's little consensus about how bright the future is for the nation's largest carrier. Article

> Entrepreneur Chet Kanojia is preparing to announce a new startup aimed at providing wireless Internet access in major metropolitan centers across the U.S., according to a report from Variety. Article

And finally … Three in four IT decision-makers are most worried about #security when it comes to the cloud. World Economic Forum article

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