Level 3 forms charitable organization; Seattle's municipal broadband plans may not be feasible

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> Level 3 Communications has formed the Level 3 Foundation Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity. Release

> A new report finds that municipal broadband may not be feasible in Seattle. Article

> Hannes Ametsreiter will resign as CEO of Telekom Austria and A1 Telekom Austria at the end of July. Article

Cable News
> The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has warned the FCC that proliferation by the wireless industry of LTE unlicensed (LTE-U) technologies could hurt the cable industry's push into Wi-Fi, which operates in many of the same unlicensed spectrum bands. Article

> A D.C. Federal Appeals Court may have denied a request made by a number of cable, telecom and wireless trade groups to stay the FCC's new net neutrality rules, but the National Cable & Telecommunications Association says it's still happy with the overall outcome of the ruling. Article

Online Video News
> Increasingly, smart TVs produced by manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic are becoming the big screen of choice for OTT-savvy consumers. Article

Wireless News
> Dish Network is in talks with banks to line up between $10 billion and $15 billion of debt financing for the cash portion of a transaction to acquire T-Mobile US, according to multiple reports. Article

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler called for smartphone makers and wireless carriers to add anti-theft features to all mobile phones. Article

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