Financial Times

US Said to Seek Sale of CNN or DirecTV in AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Apparently, the Justice Department has called on AT&T and Time Warner to sell Turner Broadcasting, the group of cable channels that includes CNN, as a potential requirement for approving the companies’ pending $85.4 billion deal. The other possible way for the merger to win approval would be for AT&T to sell its DirecTV division, apparently.

Britain’s telecom regulator paves way for UK’s rapid upgrade to fibre broadband

Britain’s telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, has paved the way for a massive investment in full-fibre broadband networks by the industry in a move that is also likely to result in higher prices to fund the upgrade. BT will more than quadruple the size of its full-fibre network to 20 million homes by the end of the decade after Ofcom unveiled a long-term plan designed to stimulate a rapid upgrade to the nation’s broadband infrastructure.