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AT&T sells part of its stake in TracFone owner América Móvil for $564M

AT&T sold 7.5 percent of its stake in América Móvil, netting the company about $564 million and returning AT&T's total stake in the telecom giant to its historic level of around 9 percent.

Sprint turns iDEN shutdown into massive recycling project

Sprint Nextel said the shutdown of its Nextel iDEN network to make room for LTE will result in more than 100 million pounds of unused network gear and other materials, much of which the carrier hopes to recycle or reuse.

Hawaiian Telcom sets goal of reaching a total of 240,000 homes with 25 Mbps, IPTV

Robert Reich, CFO of Hawaiian Telcom, told investors that providing IPTV and 25 Mbps broadband speeds will enable it to take a big chunk of market share from Oceanic Time Warner Cable.

IPTV providers' content buying decisions impact consumers

Jeff Weber, president of content and ad sales at AT&T, recently told investors that its U-verse division doesn't want to pay for sports content that its subscribers don't care about.

It's Verizon and AT&T vs. Sprint and T-Mobile in the 600 MHz auction battle

There is a titanic struggle brewing in the wireless industry, pitting AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless against pretty much everyone else, including Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile US, and it's going to get a lot uglier as time goes on. The carriers are fighting over the rules that will govern next year's 600 MHz spectrum auction, with the smaller carriers fighting for rules that will ensure they get a piece of the pie.

Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink lead list of top wireline providers in Q1

In today's spotlight,  FierceTelecom  takes a look at the top performing wireline service providers in the first quarter. AT&T and Verizon were at the top of the list.

Time Warner Cable expanding home automation to NYC, Ohio, Wisconsin

Time Warner Cable said Tuesday that it is launching its home automation and security service, IntelligentHome, in Ohio and Wisconsin and that the service will hit its New York City system this fall.

When it comes to content, you should get what you pay for

How much should a service provider pay for sports content--especially when the team concerned isn't all that hot? Whether it's the Astros or the Phillies, providers like AT&T U-verse are balking at licensing fees for regional sports content, while many viewers are simply changing the channel.

AT&T U-verse, Comcast at loggerheads over Houston sports

AT&T is walking a razor line between providing content that some subscribers might want--local sports, including the Houston Astros baseball team--and what Comcast wants to charge for the privilege of viewing its regional sports network.

AT&T, CWA East ratify four-year wireline employee contract

AT&T and the Communications Workers of America have ratified a four-year contract covering about 3,000 employees in the telco's East region. CWA District 1, which represents wireline workers in Connecticut, is the last AT&T wireline unit to ratify an agreement out of the seven that had contracts that expired in 2012 and early 2013.