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  • NEW YORK— Upgrading your phone is no longer as simple as paying $100 or $200 and extending your service contract by two years. With contract plans, you're paying $40 to connect a smartphone. With full-price or leasing plans, you're paying $15 or $25.

  • FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:01 PM ET

    The head of the Federal Communications Commission circulated a proposal Wednesday designed to close loopholes, reaffirm current anti-robocall rules, and encourage wireless and wireline carriers to do more to fight against unwanted telemarketing calls and spam text messages to consumers. "We are giving the green light for robocall-blocking technology,"...

  • NEW YORK— Charter Communications agreed to buy Time Warner Cable on Tuesday for $55.33 billion. April: After more than a year, Comcast gives up on its bid to buy Time Warner Cable. November: London- based Liberty Global paid $13 billion for around 70 percent of Dutch cable provider Ziggo.

  • In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country's largest cable provider and owner of NBCUniversal, walked away from a $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable company, after intense pressure from regulators. Whether government regulators will approve...

  • NEW YORK— As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video. Charter Communications' $55 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, paired with a $10 billion side offer for Bright House Networks, marks the latest in a wave of deals that promise consumer...

  • NEW YORK, May 19- A federal judge said on Tuesday he would not approve a proposed $50 million settlement between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Sprint Corp over claims the mobile carrier added unauthorized charges to phone bills unless the two sides provide additional details about its fairness. The proposed agreement is part of a broader deal...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- AT&T Inc is gearing up to bring connected car users exclusive content such as videos and games that can be streamed onto personal mobile devices later this year, AT&T's senior vice president of emerging devices Chris Penrose said. AT&T has signed up eight automaker partners, including General Motors Co, Audi AG and Ford Motor Co, to hook up cars with...

  • Building the new AT&T: CEO   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:49 AM ET
    Building the new AT&T: CEO

    Randall Stephenson, AT&T CEO, discusses the acquisition of DirecTV, net neutrality rules, and the impact of bundling on the industry.

  • Ergen: Dish Network wireless win good for taxpayers Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Charles Ergen

    Dish Network's controversial bids in a recent wireless spectrum auction are a net positive for American taxpayers, Charlie Ergen tells CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- Dish Network Corp, Cogent Communications Holdings Inc and advocacy groups are asking U.S. regulators to restrict AT&T Inc's power over online video and other content as part of its proposed purchase of DirecTV. Reviewers at both the Justice Department and the FCC are nearing a decision that is poised to clear the deal with some conditions,...

  • UPDATE 2-AT&T to offer Hulu on website, app this year Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    May 13- AT&T Inc, the No. 2 U.S. wireless company, said on Wednesday its users will be able to access the Hulu streaming video service on its website and mobile app starting later this year. Fullscreen, one of the biggest networks on YouTube, is majority-owned by Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and Peter Chernin's The Chernin Group that creates web-based...

  • AT&T, trade groups ask court to block FCC Internet rule Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 13- AT&T Inc and telecommunications trade groups on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to block U.S. Federal Communications Commission Internet traffic regulations while litigation continues. In a joint filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, AT&T, the United States Telecom Association and others said a...

  • UPDATE 1-AT&T to offer Hulu on website, apps this year Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:08 PM ET

    Larger rival Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it would buy AOL Inc to access its mobile video advertising technology. Web entrants Hulu, Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc have become popular as more people ditch pricey cable subscriptions in favor of video streaming products. Verizon had earlier bought Intel Corp's OnCue service last year for an...

  • AT&T to offer Hulu to customers this year Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:11 PM ET

    May 13- AT&T Inc, the No. 2 U.S. wireless company, said it would offer the Hulu subscription streaming service to its customers through its websites and mobile apps beginning later this year.

  • May 12- AT&T Inc's $49- billion bid for DirecTV is unlikely to be blocked by U.S. authorities, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. AT&T declined to comment and DirecTV was not immediately available for comment. AT&T's shares were up 1.1 percent at $33.86 on Tuesday afternoon, while DirecTV's rose 1.8 percent to $90.98.

  • May 12- AT&T Inc's $49- billion bid for DirecTV is unlikely to be blocked by U.S. authorities, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. AT&T, the second-largest U.S. wireless provider, in May last year offered to buy DirecTV, the biggest satellite TV provider, to create the largest U.S. pay TV company. AT&T and DirecTV were not...

  • Feds unlikely to block AT&T-DirecTV deal: Report Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    A pedestrian looks at a mobile phone while walking past an AT&T store in Washington, D.C.

    Federal authorities are unlikely to block AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV, according to a new report.

  • *AOL shares jump 19 pct; Verizon down 0.7 pct. May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will buy AOL Inc for $4.4 billion, turning the biggest U.S. wireless carrier into a leading provider of content and video for the web and mobile phones. AOL and its properties, including the Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget websites, would become a Verizon...

  • Verizon, Sprint to pay $158M in cramming deal Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Verizon Sprint

    Verizon and Sprint will pay a combined $158 million to settle allegations of sticking customers with unauthorized charges.

  • NEW YORK, May 12- Sprint Corp has agreed to provide as much as $50 million of consumer relief to resolve a U.S. government lawsuit accusing the mobile carrier of letting third parties tack unauthorized charges on to customers' bills, a practice known as cramming. The settlement was expected to be one of the announcements at a press conference later on Tuesday...