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  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- AT&T Inc sought to clarify to U.S. regulators its plans to pause investments in high-speed Internet connections until "net neutrality" rules are settled, saying in a letter on Wednesday that the plans related to new and not existing commitments. The FCC pressed AT&T to specify how its response would play into the company's planned $48.5...

  • The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc.. Media companies including Time Warner, Walt Disney Co and CBS Corp had approached the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, saying the FCC's order would...

  • Nov 21- A U.S. federal appeals court has stayed the Federal Communications Commission's order requiring broadcast and cable companies to disclose programming contracts. The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc..

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday asked AT&T Inc to provide specifics of its plan to stop investing in high-speed Internet connections in 100 cities until the agency sorts out new "net neutrality" rules. The FCC is reviewing AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion bid to buy satellite operator DirecTV. "We are happy to respond to the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- AT&T Inc on Wednesday raised pressure on the U.S. telecom regulator's work on new "net neutrality" rules, saying it would stop investing in new high-speed Internet connections in 100 U.S. cities until the Web traffic rules are settled. The statement from AT&T Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson is the first business move by an Internet...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- AT&T Inc will stop investing in new high-speed Internet connections in 100 U.S. cities until regulators decide whether to enact tough "net neutrality" rules proposed by President Obama, Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson said on Wednesday. A primary goal for the FCC in recent years has been to ensure quality Internet access across...

  • WASHINGTON/ MEXICO CITY, Nov 11- AT&T's $1.7 billion agreement to buy Iusacell, Mexico's No. 3 cellular operator, puts it in the unfamiliar position of market underdog, owning an asset that may require billions in investment to catch up to the market's two larger players. That growth will put AT&T in direct competition with former ally Carlos Slim's America Movil,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 10- AT&T Inc has scrapped its plans to launch high-speed Internet service on commercial flights in order to focus on international expansion and video offerings, the company said in a statement on Monday. On Friday, the carrier announced a $1.7 billion acquisition of Mexican operator Iusacell, AT&T's second major acquisition this year...

  • Nov 6- DirecTV, the No.1 U.S. satellite TV provider, reported a quarterly profit above analysts' expectations as it earned more from each subscriber in the United States. DirecTV said it lost 28,000 net subscribers in the United States between June and September because of promotional discounts by rivals, compared with 139,000 net subscriber additions a year...

  • Early Movers: GNRC, PRGO, AOL, LB, WEN & more Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • DirecTV revenue rises on higher U.S. subscription fees Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    Nov 6- DirecTV, the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV provider, reported a 6.3 percent rise in third-quarter revenue as it earned more from each subscriber in the United States. Net income attributable to the company fell to $611 million, or $1.21 per share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30 from $699 million, or $1.28 per share, a year earlier. Average revenue per user in the United...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- The top two lawmakers on the U.S. Senate's antitrust panel have written to regulators expressing concerns about AT&T Inc's plans to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, including the impact on three regional sports networks. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee, the chair and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust...

  • Nov 4- Discovery Communications Inc, owner of cable channels such as Animal Planet and Discovery Channel, cut its full-year revenue and profit forecasts, citing a strong dollar, weaker U.S. ratings and tensions between Russia and the West. Discovery gets more than half its revenue from its international networks, with about 2 percent of the total coming from...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The U.S. government sued AT&T Inc on Tuesday, alleging the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier sold consumers unlimited data plans but would reduce their Internet speeds once they exceeded a certain amount of data. The Federal Trade Commission said this throttling of Internet feeds was deceptive and that in some cases data speeds were slowed by nearly...

  • As regulators work on new so-called "net neutrality" rules, Leahy wrote to chiefs of AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Time Warner Cable Inc and Charter Communications Inc.. Large ISPs, including Verizon, Comcast and AT&T, have been asserting that they had no plans for such paid prioritization arrangements and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he would not...

  • Tax settlement helps Comcast results beat estimates Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:11 AM ET
    A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    Comcast reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday, helped by a tax settlement and more high-speed Internet customers.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 22- AT&T Inc on Wednesday reported a rise in quarterly revenue, but the increase was less than Wall Street expected as a wave of subscribers plugged into the network using pre-purchased devices. "People look at this and say,' Oh, I can do with my phone a little bit longer," said Roger Entner, analyst at Recon Analytics in Boston. Earlier on Wednesday, the U.S....

  • Going in through back door for M&A deal profits Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Mergers have hit a level not seen since the financial crisis, and there is a way for investors to profit from the M&A frenzy—in one trade.

  • US stocks end little moved before jobs report Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 4:39 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks fell Thursday, as jobless claims fell and the ECB said it would step up stimulus.

  • Early Movers: BAC, DTV, MSFT, JBLU, TSLA, P & more Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    Companies making headlines before the bell Thursday.