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CenturyLink Moves Closing Date for $34B Level 3 Acquisition to October

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has pushed back the projected closing date for its pending $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) through a cash-and-stock transaction from Sept. 30 to mid-to-late October. The revised timeframe for the transaction’s intended closure was based on the California administrative law judge’s recommendation for the California Public Utilities …

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CenturyLink Secures FCC Task Order for MTIPS Deployment; Erich Sanchack Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 16, 2017 — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has secured an $875,000 task order from the Federal Communications Commission to support FCC’s information technology center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Feb. 9 it will deliver managed trusted internet protocol services in efforts to facilitate internet and external network …

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AT&T CEO to Chair FCC-Affiliated ‘Strike Force’ Against Automated Calls

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 27, 2016 — AT&T (NYSE: T) Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson has accepted Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s request for Stephenson to lead a group that will work to drive private-sector efforts against automated calls, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said in a blog entry posted Monday …

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Jack Deasy Named O3b Networks’ Government Solutions VP

O3b Networks has appointed Jack Deasy, a former Federal Communications Commission bureau manager and Latin American telecommunications specialist, as its vice president for the government solutions business. He will lead O3b’s initial technology implementations at government and humanitarian agencies, as well as its local and international government sales and business development pursuits, O3b …

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AT&T to Provide IP Service for FCC Cloud Adoption; Mike Leff Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 14, 2016 — AT&T (NYSE: T) will provide an Internet Protocol service to the Federal Communications Commission to support mobile and cloud-based applications under a five-year contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. AT&T said Tuesday it aims to establish a connection between data centers and offices within FCC as part of the …

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DHS Names 10 Radio Interoperability Advisory Panel Members; Reginald Brothers Comments

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate has appointed 10 members to a new advisory committee that will work to develop standards to ensure interoperability among digital two-way radio communications tools that first responders use during emergencies. DHS said Wednesday the advisory panel for the Project 25 Compliance Assessment …

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IBM Gets FCC ATO for New Federal Cloud Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 29, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Friday on IBM (NYSE: IBM) receiving Federal Communications Commission approval to operate its new cloud services and Softlayer data centers for the federal sector. According to a Nextgov report, the authority to operate applies to two facilities designed to handle government data …

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FCC’s Competition Org Recommends Telcordia for Phone Number Admin Contract

The Federal Communications Commission‘s wireline competition bureau has issued a draft order for FCC to award a phone number-porting service contract to Ericsson‘s (NASDAQ: ERIC) Telcordia subsidiary, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Todd Shields writes the bureau recommended Telcordia for work to manage a national telecommunications system designed to help consumers retain …

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NTIA Vet Karl Nebbia to Lead Alion’s Wireless Spectrum Services Business; Rob Hirt Comments

Karl Nebbia, former head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration‘s spectrum management office, has joined Alion Science and Technology to lead the firm’s wireless spectrum services unit. He led NTIA’s spectrum management office between 2007 and 2014 as associate administrator and joins the company as it pushes to build its spectrum …

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Level 3 Buy of TW Telecom Set for Nov. 5 Closure

Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) and tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC) shareholders have voted to move forward with Level 3’s acquisition of tw telecom,  which the companies expect to close before an earnings call next week. Level 3 said Tuesday the majority has also agreed on the allocation of common stock to tw telecom stockholders and to …

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