BT, Isle of Wight Council name rural communities for fiber-based broadband project; tw telecom to present at two upcoming investor conferences

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> BT and the Isle of Wight Council have named the first communities that will benefit from the "multi-million pound" rural fiber broadband partnership. Article

> tw telecom will present at the 42nd Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on May 20 and the Cowen and Company 42nd Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on May 28. Release

> Telecom Italia Sparkle (TI Sparkle) has expanded its global IP backbone with two new points of presence (PoPs) in Fortaleza, northern Brazil, and in Panama City, as well as upgrading the Americas Backbone to 100G. Article

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> Luis Silberwasser has been named president of Spanish-language broadcast network Telemundo by NBCUniversal's Hispanic Enterprises and Content unit. Article

> Major League Soccer inked new TV deals, netting eight-year rights agreements with ESPN and Fox for English-language and Univision for Spanish-language rights. Article

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> AT&T Mobility has inked an agreement to purchase all of Sprint's WCS spectrum licenses. Sprint owns 19 2.3 GHz WCS licenses in locations across the South including in markets in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Georgia and elsewhere. Article

> T-Mobile US said its new "Simple Global" international plans have allowed customers to use their phones more while abroad, and offered some metrics around that international usage. Article

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