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How wireless might eat cable's lunch- and how cable can stop it

There is clear battle brewing between the wireless industry and the cable industry. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and the rest of the nation's top wireless carriers are increasingly developing products and services that stand as a direct challenge to cable operators like Comcast and Charter Communications.

Sprint's Assurance to merge with Access Wireless in tie-up of Lifeline providers

Sprint said it will merge its Assurance Wireless brand with Access Wireless in a tie-up of Lifeline service providers.

Verizon deploys temps as CWA strike enters third week

Verizon has deployed thousands of re-directed and temporary employees to fill in holes, as a strike by unionized wireline workers drags on.

CenturyLink addresses hybrid IT with multi-cloud automation, orchestration service

CenturyLink has launched a new multi-cloud automation and orchestration service called Runner to address across hybrid-IT architectures and diverse cloud environments.

DirecTV rejects yet another overture to negotiate with TWC over SportsNet LA

DirecTV has demurred on a request from California Congresswoman Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) to return to the bargaining table with Time Warner Cable and discuss carriage of TWC SportsNet LA.

T-Mobile calls out Verizon on 5G 'bluster'

Say what you will of the finger-pointing and name-calling that has come to typify T-Mobile US executives, especially Twitter rock star CEO John Legere, but last week, they kind of nailed it.

BCE acquires Manitoba Telecom for $2.5B, plans to expand 1 Gbps, IPTV

BCE, the parent company of Bell Canada, is acquiring Manitoba Telecom Services for approximately $2.5 billion (CAD $3.1 billion), enhancing its presence in the Western Canadian province with a larger wireline broadband and TV footprint.

Hulu readying live-streamed pay-TV bundle, WSJ says

Hulu has programming agreements in place with Disney and Fox and is readying the launch a live-streamed skinny pay-TV bundle in early 2017, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Cablevision boss Dolan gets million dollar raise, takes in $24.6M in 2015

Cablevision CEO James Dolan pocketed $24.6 million in executive compensation in 2015, up from $23.7 million in 2014, according to documents filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.

AT&T isn't as keen on LTE-B as Verizon

While Verizon boasts how it has deployed LTE Broadcast (LTE-B) technology throughout its LTE footprint, its biggest rival, AT&T, isn't so gung-ho about it.