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The Telecom Digest for Jun 7, 2015
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|Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:31:41 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Wall St. to Verizon: "Can You Hear Us Now?" Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wall Street to Verizon Communications Inc.: "Can You Hear Us Now?" By Sean Williams What: Shares of Verizon Communications, one of the nation's largest wireless and content providers, faced substantial pressure in Thursday's trading session, with its shares falling $0.98, or 2%, to close at $48.10, according to S&P Capital IQ data. This came after JPMorgan Chase downgraded the company in favor of rival AT&T. It was the biggest one-day move for Verizon since mid-March. So what: According to the research note released before Thursday's opening bell from Philip Cusick at JPMorgan, there are now a lack of near-term catalysts with Verizon that make its chief rival a much more attractive play. http://goo.gl/YBy6NW -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 14:36:32 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Consumers Dislike Data-Mining but Feel Helpless to Stop It, Report Finds Message-ID: <3DD52638-EF79-4A3A-93A9-03F69DFA866A@roscom.com> Many Americans do not think the trade-off of their data for personalized services, giveaways or discounts is a fair deal, a University of Pennsylvania study found. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/technology/consumers-conflicted-over-data- mining-policies-report-finds.html Or: http://goo.gl/tNxjFd|
|Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:06:12 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: What a T-Mobile/Dish deal could mean for the wireless industry Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> What a T-Mobile/Dish deal could mean for the wireless industry by Trey Williams A Dish/T-Mobile super-company would be just the latest case of a cable provider joining forces with a communication company. There's the recently announced $67 billion deal merging Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks into Charter Communications Inc. As well as reports that AT&T Inc. is close to tying a bow on its $49 billion deal to acquire DirecTV, which would create the largest pay-TV company in the U.S. A deal between Dish and T-Mobile would have obvious implications for other providers in what's become a highly competitive dash to meet viewers wherever they're watching. So, analysts at Wells Fargo Securities put together a note on what the potential deal could mean for everyone else. http://goo.gl/1ofZY9 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:10:25 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: T-Mobile will lose its underdog status Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> T-Mobile May Merge With Dish Network. There Goes Its Underdog Status. Another week, another potential telecom merger. This time, the interested parties are Dish Network and T-Mobile US, which the Wall Street Journal reports are in early talks to consolidate their satellite TV and wireless holdings. Were the two to join forces, the Journal says Dish CEO Charlie Ergen would become the new entity's chairman, while the colorful, somewhat erratic John Legere would serve as chief executive. No purchase price or other financial terms have been reported so far, and sources tell the Journal that the discussions could still very well fall through. Lately, even new multibillion dollar telecom merger proposals have started to feel like old news. It was only a few weeks ago that Charter Communications said it would buy Time Warner Cable for $55 billion. That followed the sudden collapse of Comcast's own yearlong bid for Time Warner Cable in late April, as regulators signaled they were unlikely to let the deal go through. AT&T continues to pursue a $48 billion takeover of DirecTV that would make it the nation's largest TV distributor. And in mid-May, Verizon announced plans to buy AOL for some $4.4 billion. It all kind of makes you wonder: What telecom company hasn't tried to go the merger route yet? (For more on that, see this excellent graphic the Journal put together last month on the last two decades' worth of pay-TV mergers.) http://goo.gl/Xgzw1o -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:49:38 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Verizon FiOS coverage said to be "miserable" in New York Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:52:32 PM UTC-4, Bill Horne wrote: > Verizon's Coverage Area of New York City for Fiber Optic FiOS is a > Miserable 46% to 59%; Upstate New York is Worse. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that southern New Jersey also suffers from poor FIOS availability despite an agreement with Verizon in exchange for an exclusive franchise. for full article please see: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20150531_Years_after_Verizon_s_deal_to_ bring_fiber_optic_service_to_New_Jersey__many_towns_remain_unwired.html Or: http://goo.gl/exlXzm|
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