AT&T offers free U-verse Internet to Mississippi-based SMBs; Verizon names master agency SOVA as a Platinum member

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@FierceTelecom RT @ Garrett Smith: Your average revenue per customer is meaningless. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> ISPReview sizes up the UK's top seven fastest wireline consumer broadband service providers. Article

> AT&T offers up to one year of free U-verse Internet to SMBs in Mississippi. Release

> Verizon has named master agency SOVA as a Platinum member in the Verizon Partner Program. Article

Cable News
> The top four TV stations in local markets can no longer team up to negotiate joint retransmission-consent deals with cable operators and satellite TV providers, the FCC said in an order released Monday. Article

> Small and mid-sized pay TV distributors represented by the American Cable Association are going to bat for Aereo, which is reacting to a petition filed by major broadcasters at the U.S. Supreme Court aimed at shuttering its local TV platform. Article

Online Video News
> Hulu is turning to a broadcast programming veteran to head up its content efforts: CEO Mike Hopkins announced Monday on the company's blog that it hired Craig Erwich as senior vice president and head of content. Article

Wireless News
> A surge in deaths among cell tower workers has prompted federal safety regulators to look more closely at the industry and track which companies various subcontractors were working for when accidents occurred. Article

> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella named Nokia executive Stephen Elop as the head of Microsoft's devices division as part of a restructuring of Microsoft's executive team. Article

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