Report: U.S. broadband prices are below the $76.61 world average; Verizon announces preliminary results of its shareholder vote

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> Verizon Communications announced preliminary results of a shareholder vote at its annual meeting. Release

> Telecom Italia and Genoa City Council have jointly launched a project dubbed "Smart Digital School" at Genoa's Grazia Deledda secondary school. Article (sub. req.)

> Average U.S. broadband prices are below the world average of $76.61, according to a new Point Topic report. Article

Cable News
> Here's something to chew on as Aereo's right to grab and rebroadcast over-the-air transmissions via IP wends its way through the Supreme Court. John Malone, one of the cable industry's bigger names, once considered investing in the maverick firm. Article

> Consumers are behaving differently than in past years as more content is viewed by more people over more devices. Article

Wireless News
> Qualcomm is spinning off the unit that houses its Gimbal geolocation beacon technology into a separate company just a few months after it started selling the beacons commercially. Article

> SoftBank-owned Sprint is going to move ahead with a deal for No. 4 carrier T-Mobile US after Sprint executives met with banks last month to secure debt arrangements for the transaction, according to a Bloomberg report. Article

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