Brazil's Anatel plans to reduce number of payphones; Shaw Communications completes ViaWest acquisition

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> Frontier Communications has priced $1.55 billion aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes. Release

> Shaw Communications has closed its previously announced $1.2 billion acquisition of ViaWest from Oak Hill Capital Partners and other shareholders. Release

> Anatel, Brazil's National Telecommunications Agency, plans to make a substantial reduction to the number of payphones available in the country. Article (sub. req.)

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> Continuing to reject surcharges for college football games, Dish Network set a statewide blackout in Maryland of the Big Ten Network's opening-game contest between Maryland and James Madison. Article

> Tiny cable operators are, understandably, praising the FCC's decision to exempt them from regulatory fees while simultaneously proposing that satellite operators Dish and DirecTV be subject to per-sub charges. Article

Online Video News
> The senior vice president and chief financial officer for Amazon, Tom Szkutak, announced plans to retire from the online retail giant in June 2015. Article

Wireless News
> Japanese operator SoftBank will start selling its humanoid robots named "Pepper" at Sprint stores in the U.S. by next summer. Article

> The IFA electronics trade show in Berlin kicked off with a bang, with Samsung Electronics announcing two new versions of its Galaxy Note phablet as well as the Gear VR virtual reality headset. Article

And finally… Verizon said that #Green energy is helping it reach the goal of cutting carbon intensity by 50 percent by 2020. Article

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