There's lots for regulators to love about Verizon's plans to swap spectrum with T-Mobile. But could the co-marketing piece of Verizon's cable spectrum deal threaten to derail Verizon's big plans?
The Federal Communications Commission extends the 180-day review period by 21 days for Verizon's spectrum and cross-selling deal with the cable providers, but didn't "stop the clock."
The Communications Workers of America once again defends the deal, chalking up opponents' concerns about lost jobs to "sloppy research."
Verizon workers and members of the Communications Workers of America Union will join the Occupy Wall Street protest on Friday.
Verizon Communications says striking workers will be back on the job August 22, temporarily working under the terms of their old contract while a new one is hammered out.
The company is threatening to suspend health insurance and medical benefits on August 31 for workers still on strike. Workers can get alternative coverage through COBRA.
The company is seeking injunctions in five states to limit demonstrations as the work stoppage continues. The union claims strikers have been hit by vehicles driven by replacement workers and managers.
Workers have set up Facebook pages pointing out the names of companies and workers who have crossed the picket lines, an apparent first for a strike of this size.
The carrier says that major groups including the AFL-CIO and NAACP, along with 15 state governors, are giving a thumbs-up to its proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA.
Average download speed in U.S. is slower than that in 27 other countries, says report from the Communications Workers of America. South Korea lands top spot with fastest Internet speeds.