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Charter closing in on $55B purchase of TWC, reports say

Charter Communications is closing in on a long-anticipated acquisition of Time Warner Cable, according to several reports, which peg the overall deal value at $55 billion.

Telekom Slovenije to offer triple-play bundle over LTE network

Telekom Slovenije (Slovenia) announced plans to utilise its LTE network to provide a triple-play bundle of services to areas where physical infrastructure is not currently available.

Report: Shareholders urge Vodafone to offload networks, embrace Liberty Global merger

Vodafone should sell off networks in its more far-flung markets such as India, Turkey and South Africa to support a £120 billion (€169 billion/$186 billion) merger of its European business with Liberty Global, according to some of the UK-based company's biggest shareholders.

Study: European smartphone users face growing disparities in data caps

Mobile data consumption per capita in Finland was ten times higher than in Germany in 2012 and by 2014 that factor grew to thirteen, a new study says.

Wave Broadband snags $130M in funding to expand West Coast gigabit network

Wave Broadband, an independent provider of 1 Gbps broadband services to communities in Washington and California, has raised $130 million in new capital. The company plans to use the new funds to expand its network into more cities within its existing footprint and launch a set of new residential and business services.

Apple targets local stations for its pay-TV service, adding possible cost increases and delays, report says

Apple is looking to add live feeds from local TV stations to its upcoming online pay-TV service, a feature that would differentiate it from existing OTT pay-TV services like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, but also add tons of complexity in terms of rights deals.

Canada's CRTC to measure consumer broadband speeds

Canada has launched a project to gauge the speed experience consumers have with their broadband service providers.  The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is conducting this project in collaboration with all of the country's major ISPs such as Bell Canada, Telus and Bell Aliant and market researcher SamKnows.

Comcast set to deploy 2 Gbps service in 6 more markets

Comcast is continuing its aggressive deployment of its 2 Gbps Gigabit Pro service, announcing upcoming entries into six new regions including Houston, Utah, Colorado, Oregon and parts of Washington. Comcast is also launching what it calls Extreme 250, a new 250 Mbps service using its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network.

AT&T hunts for 700 MHz spectrum in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia

 AT&T is on the hunt for more 700 MHz  spectrum to fill coverage gaps in its footprint, a reminder that even though the carrier claims to have largely finished its LTE buildout it still plans to purchase additional spectrum to add coverage and capacity to its network.

Google Project Fi MVNO users may not receive invitations to join the service until July or August

Google's Project Fi MVNO appears to be experiencing huge demand for the service as the company said it will likely be late July or early August before everyone who requested an invitation will get one.