AT&T to release Q2 2016 earnings on July 21; Sen. Warren supports consumer privacy plan

Wireline news from across the web:

> AT&T announced today that the company's second-quarter 2016 results will be released after the New York Stock Exchange closes on Thursday, July 21. Release

> Senators on Wednesday failed to advance an amendment that would have allowed the FBI to search telephone records and web browsing histories without a warrant. CNET article

> OneNeck IT Solutions signed a multi-year contract with Minnesota-based Agile Frameworks. Release

> In a letter to the FCC this week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gave her support to the FCC's consumer privacy plan where she singled out AT&T and CableOne's behavior. Letter (PDF)

> TIM has begun to expand its fiber network to the coastal town of Montelupo Fiorentino in Tuscany. Telecompaper article

Cable News
> Fresh off the closure of his blockbuster $17.7 billion acquisition of Cablevision, Altice's Patrick Drahi said he will bring the company's Israeli news channel, i24 News, to the U.S. market within the next year. Article

> There appear to be growing cracks in FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's "Unlock the Box" proposal, such that he may consider changes to the effort following growing support for the alternative "Ditch the Box" effort backed by AT&T, Comcast and others. Article

Installer News
> U.S. Cellular is in hot water with the FCC over a pair of cell tower violations in two different states. Article

Online Video News
> As Netflix begins to phase out its grandfathered subscription prices in the U.S. – raising monthly rates for some subscribers by as much as $2, from $7.99 or $8.99 to the current price of $9.99 – the SVOD provider could see as much as $520 million per year in additional revenue, according to a Nomura Securities report. Article

Wireless News
> BlackBerry's hardware business once again failed to live up to expectations in the latest quarter, but the company said it will continue to manufacturer phones for at least the next nine months. Article

> Shares of Twilio rocketed in their first day of trading, soaring 68 percent over the IPO price to $25.30 in early trading this morning. Article

And finally … Gartner forecasts that by 2019, 30 percent of the 100 largest software vendors will have adopted a cloud-only model. Network World article

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