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FCC overrides state laws restricting muni broadband expansion

In yet another 3-2 vote across party lines, the FCC voted Thursday to override state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that restrict local governments from expanding the reach of their municipal broadband networks outside their jurisdiction.

Mavenir aims to exploit cable Wi-Fi craze with VoWi-Fi calling solution

With cable companies increasingly focused on developing products and services to monetize their fast-growing Wi-Fi networks, Mavenir Systems is introducing a voice-over-Wi-Fi calling solution targeted to MSOs.

Q4 the worst for U.S. TV ad sales since the recession, analyst says

After blaming slowing TV ad sales in each previous quarter of 2014 on everything from government shutdown fears to Winter Olympics disruption to cold weather, media analyst Michael Nathanson says "excuses are running out" for the worst ad sales quarter since the great recession.

Aereo auctions off most of remaining assets to TiVo, nets only $2M

Aereo suffered an ignominious ending to its short, disappointing life Thursday, with the auction of the online video tech company's remaining assets netting less than $2 million.

Comcast, Cablevision, Charter execs have mixed reactions to net neutrality vote

As widely expected, the FCC voted 3-2 across party lines Thursday to codify strident regulation on Internet service providers, regulating them as a public utility for the first time.

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Tower companies SBA Communications and American Tower both said that AT&T significantly slowed down its spending on its mobile network during the fourth quarter of 2014, and the carrier's spending remains somewhat sluggish compared with AT&T's network spending during the first half of last year.

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CenturyLink's key cloud guru Andrew Higginbotham is going to be leaving the telco after a 14-year tenure with the company, according to a  Gigaom  report.