AT&T to hire 300 people in Missouri, Kansas; Telefonica wants to spin out its infrastructure business

Wireline news from across the web:

> AT&T is planning to hire nearly 300 people to fill available jobs in Missouri and Kansas. Release

> Congressional leaders say they have enough votes to enact a permanent ban on Internet taxes. The Hill article

> EXFO announced today that the six nominees were elected as directors of the company at a shareholder meeting held on Jan. 7 in Toronto. Release

> Telefonica is looking to spin out its Spain infrastructure business during the first half of this year. Total Telecom article

Cable News
> Canadian cable operator Shaw Communications sold its programming networks division to Corus Entertainment for $1.9 billion in cash and stock. Article

> Responding to renewed pressure from investors to up his company's share price, Time Warner Inc. CEO Jeff Bewkes reportedly told them that a spin-off of HBO would actually harm the company's stock price. Article

Installer News
> Equity investor Ridgemont Equity has purchased deployment services firms Cortel and TowerCom Technologies and formed J5 Infrastructure Partners. Article

Online Video News
> As pressure from investors builds around putting up for sale HBO's parent company Time Warner, rumors are emerging that Apple is eyeing the company's sizable programming assets, as a way to make its entry into the SVOD market easier. Article

Wireless News
> Qualcomm and TDK announced a $3 billion joint venture to produce wireless components for smartphones, tablets and IoT devices. Article

> Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint will all report relatively solid postpaid subscriber adds in the fourth quarter, according to a forecast from Wells Fargo Securities, while AT&T will see a net loss in postpaid handset subscribers. Article

And finally … A Comcast-funded think tank says that broadband usage caps make users' Netflix streaming experience better. techdirt article

Suggested Articles

Vodafone Business announced this week that it has launched a new resource hub to help businesses bounce back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CenturyLink's Shaun Andrews has a contrarian view in regards to how much the pandemic fueled digital transformations.

Data center provider Stream Data Centers is leaning on Cox Business' fiber network for its new data center campus in Goodyear, Arizona.