Government stifles local broadband competition; Craig Moffett changes tune about Verizon FiOS

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> AT&T invests almost $175 million in upgrading its Louisiana wireless and wireline networks, including the installation of fiber into 35 new buildings that could serve nearly 2,100 area businesses. Release

> It's the government, not the incumbent telcos and cable operators, that is stifling broadband competition. Article

> TDS' board of directors has appointed Alan Schultz as vice president, Enterprise Growth and Portfolio Strategy. Release

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> Synacor said it will help Verizon stream Tennis Channel's live coverage of the U.S. Open tennis championship on its TV Everywhere portal. Article

> As its blackout of CBS Corp. owned-and-operated stations stretched into a third week, Time Warner Cable is offering free over-the-air antennas to subscribers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. Article

Wireless News

> Qualcomm will sell its Omnitracs fleet management division to Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm, for $800 million in cash. Article

> Viva Móvil, the authorized Verizon Wireless reseller that teamed with Jennifer Lopez and launched in May at the CTIA Wireless 2013 conference, is planning to launch four more stores in the greater Los Angeles area by the end of September. Article

And finally… Former Sanford Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett changes his tune about Verizon's FiOS service. Article

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