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CenturyTel makes $22.4 billion bid for Qwest

CenturyTel said Thursday it will buy Qwest Communications for $10.6 billion in stock and assume $11.8 billion in Qwest debt.

By April 22, 2010


4G race gaining speed, data says

Twenty-six operators are committed to the long-term evolution 4G standard, according to research released by the Global Mobile Suppliers Association. The number indicates growing momentum for the standard.

By March 5, 2009


NebuAd grilled over hot coals in Congress on privacy

Start-up engaging in deep packet inspection to deliver relevant advertisements faces hostile questioning by politicians who demand an opt-in standard instead of NebuAd's current procedures.

By July 17, 2008


Senate questions privacy impact of Web monitoring for ads

The practice of targeting ads by monitoring broadband customers' Web surfing is drawing fire on Capitol Hill. But NebuAd says what it's doing is entirely legal.

By July 9, 2008


Web monitoring for ads? It may be illegal

NebuAd and other companies have been offering broadband providers a way to monitor customers and display relevant ads. But the legality of it is anything but settled.

By May 19, 2008


Senate moves to ease municipal Wi-Fi

Senators trying to prevent state governments from enacting laws to curb wireless projects.

By June 29, 2006


Some companies helped the NSA, but which?

Survey into domestic surveillance scheme finds no companies willing to say they participated.

By February 6, 2006


Group wants phone number plan put on hold

A telephone industry association asks federal regulators to stop telephone number portability rules from taking effect on Nov. 24.

By November 18, 2003


The week ahead: Earnings overload

Earnings week continues on Wall Street as another slew of companies gets set to report their first-quarter performance.

April 21, 2002


Short Take: CenturyTel buys Ameritech Wis. phone lines

CenturyTel completed its purchase of Ameritech's telephone operations and directory publishing business, covering 21 communities in northern and central Wisconsin. The company said property and equipment acquired serves 69,000 customers, or some 89,000 telephone lines. CenturyTel's existing operations in Wisconsin are adjacent to the properties acquired from Ameritech. The transaction originally was announced last March.

December 2, 1998