Inteliquent's Q1 revenues drop 5.3 percent to $56.2M; Franken attacks Wheeler's net neutrality proposal

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> Inteliquent, a wholesale voice service provider, reported that overall first-quarter revenues declined 5.3 percent year-over-year to $56.2 million, following the sale of its data business. Article (sub. req.)

> Senator Al Franken sent a letter to the FCC where he says that Chairman Tom Wheeler's new net neutrality rules would "destroy" the Internet. Article

> AT&T promoted company veteran Shelley Goodman as vice president and general manager for Illinois and Wisconsin. Release

> Hungary added a total of 13,000 broadband users in March, according to a report from local telecom regulator NMHH. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News
> Viacom, hardly the most popular programming content provider among small U.S. cable operators, is spending $757 million to buy a little love on the other side of the ocean. Article

> Time Warner Cable's deal to pay $8 billion for the video rights of the Los Angeles Dodgers should create concern about whether Comcast can acquire TWC for $45.2 billion, an op-ed in The Consumerist maintains. Article

Wireless News
> U.S. Cellular in the first quarter continued to lose postpaid customers, but the carrier insisted that it is making progress in reducing churn and getting over the billing system errors that plagued it during the second half of 2013. Article

> T-Mobile US acquired the most new subscribers among Tier 1 carriers during the first quarter, partly on the back of the carrier's offer to pay up to $650 in Early Termination Fees to customers who switched to T-Mobile. Article

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