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Verizon passes on $144M in CAF II funding as wireline asset sale rumors swirl

Verizon is not accepting funding of $144 million total per year for six years to expand broadband in the rural areas it serves from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), fueling new rumors that it's considering a sale of another large piece of its wireline asset portfolio.

AT&T, CenturyLink's 1-Gig fiber deployment boosts Dycom's Q4 revenue to $579M

AT&T and CenturyLink's ambitious 1 Gbps FTTH service build outs have become a revenue boom for Dycom Industries, a provider of specialty contracting services to the telecom industry. 

CenturyLink sees cable as an emerging SIP trunking competitor

CenturyLink is aware that Comcast Business, Charter and other cable operators are going to be a bigger threat in the SIP trunking segment of the business services market as more businesses ditch their TDM-based PRI lines and analog PBXs for IP-based hosted services.

Sprint targets AT&T by offering DirecTV customers 1 year of free service for switching

Sprint is not content to let AT&T Mobility lure DirecTV customers to its wireless service with the promise of savings through a bundled offer-- it's offering them something else entirely: a year of free service if they switch to Sprint.

AT&T takes $427M in CAF II funding, sets plan to bring wireline, wireless broadband to 18 states

AT&T has joined fellow Tier 1 telco CenturyLink, Consolidated Communications and others in accepting $427 million annually in phase two of the FCC Connect America Fund (CAF-II) program, allowing it reach 2.2 million rural locations in 18 of the 21 states in its operating territory with broadband services.

DirecTV reportedly testing Pac-12 Network; 3-year-old carriage impasse could end by Sept. 3

DirecTV is now testing high-definition and standard-definition signals for the Pac-12 Network on channel 612 in what appears to be a preparation for a long-anticipated launch of the regional sports network.

AT&T implements container technology as next stage of its virtualization strategy

AT&T has taken another step in its ongoing virtualization strategy by implementing container technology, a dedicated software compartment for a virtualized network function.

Report: AT&T injecting advertising into websites when users connect to its Wi-Fi hotspots

AT&T is reportedly injecting advertising, sometimes for its own services, into unsecured websites of customers who use its Wi-Fi hotspots, according to a report from Stanford University computer science and legal lecturer Jonathan Mayer.

AT&T starts to rebrand Mexican wireless operations, takes credit for spurring cross-border offerings

AT&T is starting to rebrand its Mexican wireless operations under its own name and its top Mexican executive acknowledged that while it is starting to shake up the market it still faces a formidable rival in América Móvil, the dominant Mexican carrier.  

BT Americas' Burger says AT&T, Verizon have too much control over special access pricing

BT Americas President Bas Burger says that AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. telcos, are price gouging competitors that purchase special access services.