TeliaSonera fires 3 execs after ethics review; New Mexico governor seeks $600K telemedicine grant

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@FierceTelecom RT @metaswitch: Many carriers won't buy into a transformation project unless they can see a payback in the first 2 or 3 years. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> AT&T's Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson will deliver the keynote speech at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York City on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8:00 a.m. ET. Release

> TeliaSonera dismissed its chief financial officer and three other employees following an ethics review into the Swedish telco's deals in central Asia. Article

> New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said she will ask the state legislature to approve $600,000 in grant funding to expand the use of telemedicine services in rural areas. Article

Cable News

> Madison Square Garden Co., which is controlled by Cablevision CEO Jim Dolan, signed a deal which will see rock legend Billy Joel perform monthly at its Manhattan arena indefinitely. Article

> DirecTV said that it lost the feeds for ABC and Fox affiliates that cover the Springfield, Mass., market after its retransmission-consent contract with Gormally Broadcasting expired on Sunday. Article

Wireless News

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated in his first major policy address as chairman that one of the agency's key goals is ensuring that all carriers have enough spectrum to compete and operate their networks. Article

> H2O Wireless, an MVNO that is managed by Fort Lee, N.J.-based Locus Telecommunications and runs on AT&T Mobility's network, has revived an unlimited data offer that it discontinued in 2011. Article

And finally … The UK leads the European Union's 'big five' for superfast broadband according to Analysys Mason. Report (.pdf)

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