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1 hr ago | Reuters
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.
2 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha
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.
3 hrs ago | US News & World Report
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:18 am
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