Sprint names Douglas Michelman as new corporate communications chief; Republican politicians say Title II could drive up broadband prices

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> Sprint has appointed Douglas Michelman as its new senior vice president, corporate communications and corporate social responsibility. Release

> Republican politicians and conservative activists said that President Obama's call for the FCC to reclassify service providers under Title II could raise broadband prices by 16 percent or more. Article

> Level 3 Communications announced it has agreed to sell $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.75 percent Senior Notes due 2022 in a private offering to "qualified institutional buyers." Release

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> Putting an end to a protracted coverage stalemate for a high-profile regional sports network, the outlet previously known as CSN Houston relaunched under the control of AT&T and DirecTV as Root Sports Southwest. Article

> While the side pushing against stringent net neutrality has been largely defined as corporate interest fueled by cable giants like Comcast and Time Warner Cable, some pretty major corporations are quietly asking the FCC for strong Title II-themed guidelines. Article

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> The FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has yielded a little more than $4.7 billion in bids through its first seven rounds over the opening two days of the auction. Article

> Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US agreed to team with the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and the National Emergency Number Association to improve the indoor location accuracy of 911 calls over the next six years. Article

And finally… John Shepler @Telexplainer: Ethernet over copper reaches out to rural businesses. Article

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