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Viacom signs carriage agreement with Cox

While Viacom's top executives wage a bitter battle for control of the company; its linear ratings, ad sales and stock price are all struggling; and it continues to be shut out from several mid-sized cable systems, Viacom carriage with top pay-TV operators remains assured.

Verizon, CWA, IBEW strike could impact U.S. jobs report

With about 39,000 Verizon workers represented by the CWA and IBEW still on strike across 10 states, the upcoming U.S. jobs report for May could take a downturn.

Mediacom suffers setback in Iowa City muni broadband battle

A federal judge in Iowa City has ruled that local operator ImOn Communications can proceed with a municipal broadband project, despite a pending lawsuit filed against it by Mediacom Communications.

Nexstar divests five stations, gets closer to closing $4.6B Media General deal

Nexstar Broadcasting said it has sold five of its stations in four markets as a key step toward fulfilling regulatory requirements for its $4.6 billion purchase of Media General.

AT&T shifts focus to Google, Facebook over internet privacy concerns

Continuing to bombard the FCC with NPRM-related commentary that the agency may or may not be listening to, AT&T called a proposal to enact privacy regulations on ISPs a "misdirection."

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Verizon and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have come to a tentative agreement on a four-year labor contract, putting an end to a month long strike of the telco's nearly 40,000 wireline workers.

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An effort to propose a law creating a "back door" enabling law-enforcement agencies to access data on encrypted devices is dead, according to  Reuters.

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