TDS' board declares Q4 dividend of $1.34; CenturyLink to participate in Citi telecom conference

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> The board of directors of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) has declared a fourth-quarter dividend of $1.34 per common share and series A common share. Release

> CenturyLink announced that it is scheduled to participate in the Citi 25th Annual Global Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Release

> Israel Broadband Company (IBC), the joint venture between Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) and private investors, is struggling to retain customers that have signed up to a free introductory month of its fiber-based broadband service. Article

> Forbes speaks out against raising phone line taxes to help the FCC increase E-Rate funding to bring broadband to more schools. Article

Cable News 
> Siding with a group of major programmers, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. has blocked the FCC from publicly disclosing information about deals between pay-TV operators and networks as part of its ongoing merger reviews. Article

> Ovation's CEO Charles Segars expressed his support for the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable in a blog post. Article

Wireless News 
> Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, a great deal of attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing in the bidding--and what the company might do with any spectrum it winds up with once the auction ends. Article

> As part of an agreement with the FCC, T-Mobile US said it will take steps to ensure that subscribers who run mobile broadband speed tests on its network get accurate speed information even when they are subject to data throttling. Article

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