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News on Verizon Communications (Ticker: VZ) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

1 hr ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Verizon open to divesting cell tower assets -CFO

Verizon Communications Inc is open to divesting its network's assets including its cell towers, the company's chief financial officer said on Wednesday. Verizon, which in February completed a $130 billion deal to buy Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless and get full ownership over the company, has previously announced plans to trim some aspects of its portfolio.

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Related Topix: IT Services, Telecom

2 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Verizon All Set To Increase Top Line And Continue Rewarding Shareholders

I reiterate my bullish stance on Verizon Communications ; the company's aggressive LTE expansion and enhancement efforts in the wireless segment, coupled with its fast scale penetration of FiOS in the wireline segment, remains an important top-line growth driver. Due to its well-thought growth strategy for the wireless and wireline segments, the company is likely to address competition in the industry and deliver a healthy financial performance in the future.

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Related Topix: Verizon, IT Services, Telecom, iPhone

3 hrs ago | US News & World Report

CEOs Publish 'Road Map' for Improving Workers' Health

Muhtar Kent, left, Lowell McAdam, center, and Patrick Soon-Shiong, the CEOs of Coca-Cola, Verizon and the Institute for Advanced Health, respectively, spoke at the Bipartisan Police Center on Tuesday to share how they're working to improve their employees' health care and well-being. The chief executives of more than 20 of the world's largest corporations and leading medical organizations issued a "call to action" and "road map" for improving health care for American workers.

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Related Topix: Beverages, CocaCola, Telecom, IT Services, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry

10 hrs ago | Business Wire

Fitch Places Grain Spectrum Funding, LLC Series 2013-1 on Rating Watch Negative

The rating is based on the Issuer Default Ratings of AT&T and Verizon, which are the two risk presenting entities in this transaction for purposes of applying the Fitch Two-Risk CLN Matrix, further described in the criteria 'Global Rating Criteria for Single- and Multi-Name Credit-Linked Notes'. Verizon is considered the weakest link and AT&T is considered an additional risk.

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Related Topix: Verizon, IT Services, Telecom

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Motley Fool

Is AT&T Inc. One of the Best Companies in America?

In partnership with Glassdoor , our investment analysts are taking a closer look at some of the most popular companies in Glassdoor's career community. Look up "telecommunications" in a dictionary, and you'd probably be satisfied if the definition was a simple AT&T contributions dollar-for-dollar up to 6% of the base salary.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Glassdoor, Verizon, IT Services

Seeking Alpha

Verizon Continues To Reward Shareholders As It Builds On Its Wireless Momentum

Verizon Communications, Inc. is one of the leading telecommunication companies in the U.S. It offers both wireless and wireline products and services to consumers, businesses and government agencies. I continue to remain bullish on the company due to its strong postpaid net additions in the third quarter.

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Related Topix: Telecom, IT Services, Verizon, iPhone

Reuters

U.S. FCC chief presses experts on mobile 'net neutrality' rules

U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler urged consumer advocates and wireless industry representatives on Tuesday to address how wireless carriers might be allowed to "reasonably manage" their Internet networks. The issue is at the heart of a debate over whether the FCC should undo exemptions applied to mobile carriers as it rewrites Internet traffic regulations, after an appeals court rejected its 2010 rules in January.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Telecom, IT Services

America's Network

Cincinnati Bell's Torbeck: We'll reach 70-80% of Cincinnati with fiber

Cincinnati Bell has made what it says are the right moves to become a fiber and entertainment-based company via its ongoing rollout of fiber-to-the-premises services to both businesses and increasingly, residential customers. Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Cincinnati Bell CEO Ted Torbeck said that the company is on track to blanket a large part of its serving area with fiber.

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Related Topix: Cincinnati Gas and Electric, Block Communications, Publishing, Media, Telecom, Cincinnati Bell, Energy, IT Services

The Motley Fool

Is Verizon or AT&T a Better Dividend Stock to Buy?

The telecommunications sector is a haven for dividend investors. This isn't surprising, of course, because telecoms like Verizon Communications display all the typical credentials of big dividend payers.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Verizon, IT Services, Financial Markets

The Washington Post

Dish Adds Food Network, HGTV to Internet TV Plan in Scripps Deal

Dish Network Corp. add channels such as Food Network and HGTV to its planned online-TV service in a multiyear deal with Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. Under the agreement customers will be able to get shows via an online service known as over-the-top, or OTT. The agreement, which also renewed Dish's use of Scripps channels via satellite, includes the Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Great American Country, according to a statement today.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Telecom, IT Services, Englewood, CO, Business News

The Washington Post

Banks See - Art of Possible' in $100 Billion Deal: Credit Markets

One year after pulling off the largest bond offering ever, Wall Street debt underwriters are pitching their clients on the possibility of something even bigger. With investors clamoring for higher-yielding assets and companies on the biggest acquisition spree since 2007, bankers are talking up the ability of credit markets to fund a "mega deal" that Citigroup Inc. says could be backed by $100 billion or more of financing.

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, Citigroup, Beverages, Anheuser Busch Companies, Financial Markets, JP Morgan Chase , Telecom, IT Services, Verizon

Seeking Alpha

Terrific Stocks On Sale: Part 2

Stocks are at all time highs. Experts say a pullback is near. I am holding on to my cash until a sell-off.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Financial Markets, Telecom, Directv, Verizon, IT Services

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KXVO

FiOS TV Customers Can Load Up and Binge on Free 'On Demand' With Sept. 19-29 Fall Marathon

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Related Topix: Telecom, Verizon, IT Services

Fox News

What is Net Neutrality?

A record number of public comments have flooded the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on its proposed new 'net neutrality' rules. The regulations would determine whether or how Internet service providers could charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers, Telecom, IT Services, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

The Wichita Eagle

FCC moves closer to adopting rules on Internet access

Months of debate and more than 1 million comments about rules for Web traffic may have moved regulators to consider tougher standards for wireless networks that connect smartphones and tablets. With the Federal Communications Commission ending its period to accept comments Monday, Chairman Tom Wheeler is weighing whether to bar wireless companies led by AT&T and Verizon Communications from treating differently some Web content - applying the same rules as wired services.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Telecom, AT&T, Verizon, IT Services

News Max

Sprint Beats Rivals With Lowest IPhone Plan as Sales Debut Looms

Sprint Corp., striving to win back users, is offering the best deal in the industry ahead of the biggest phone debuts of the year, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, arriving later this week. In a comparison of total costs for an iPhone 6 with a base level of 16 gigabytes of storage, Sprint's "iPhone for Life" plan is by far the cheapest of the four top U.S. wireless carriers, according to research by Jonathan Atkin, an analyst with RBC Capital Markets.

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Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, iPhone, Cable & Satellite, ATT

Breitbart.com

Bundled Cable Blinks: a La Carte In 2015; HBO Considers Break

This is huge, huge news. But don't get too excited. For now at least, the a la carte "cable television" service will only be available on your mobile devices.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Verizon, IT Services, iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

RedOrbit

Internet-Based "A La Carte" TV Service Coming...

Verizon has announced plans to unveil a new Internet-based television service that will allow users to subscribe to and pay for only the channels they want to watch, various media outlets are reporting. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs investor conference on Thursday, Chief Executive Lowell McAdam said the new service is expected to premiere sometime next year and would eliminate the need for customers to pay for channels they never watch, the UPI news agency reported over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Verizon, IT Services, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Consulting, Marketing

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Automotive News

Industry learns to share road with tech giants

But for today's technology giants, it's not a joke. It's the philosophy driving some of their most ambitious business ventures.

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Related Topix: Telecom, IT Services, Electronics, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Audi A3, Audi, Wagon, Hatchback, Convertible, Sedan, Chevrolet Malibu, Hybrid, Chevrolet

NewsFactor

Verizon Plans a la Carte Video Service by Mid-2015

Verizon plans to launch an "over-the-top" digital video broadcasting service by the middle of 2015, CEO Lowell McAdam said Thursday. Speaking at Goldman Sachs' Communacopia conference, McAdam said the service would deliver video content to wireless devices on an a la carte basis.

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