AT&T sues to stop Google Fiber in Louisville; Verizon sides with Apple in FBI disclosure battle

More cable news from across the Web:

> AT&T has filed suit to stop Google Fiber's deployment in Louisville, Ken. DSL Reports story

> Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger has compared struggling media conglomerate Viacom to Eastman Kodak. CNBC video

> A federal judge has ordered Viacom Executive Chairman Philippe Dauman to deliver a deposition over the health and competency of the company's former top executive, 92-year-old Sumner Redstone. New York Post story

> Gray Television reported record revenue of $597.4 million for 2015 that included record retransmission consent revenue of $152 million. TV News Check story

Telecom News

> Speaking to investors during its fourth quarter earnings call, Bob Udell, president and CEO of Consolidated Communications, said that 89 percent of its customers have access to 20 Mbps, while another 42 percent can get 100 Mbps or higher. Article

> A Frontier executive reiterated recently that when it completes the cutover of the Verizon wireline assets it is acquiring in California, Florida and Texas, customers will not see any disruptions. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam issued a statement largely in support of Apple's stance against a technological backdoor into its devices for law enforcement -- a statement that is noteworthy considering the nation's largest wireless carrier had so far remained silent in Apple's ongoing battle against an FBI request for access into an iPhone linked to December's San Bernardino shootings. Article

> In just the past few weeks T-Mobile has spent more than $1 billion purchasing 700 MHz A Block spectrum licenses from the likes of Cellular South, Cavalier, C700 and others to cover major areas of Utah, New Mexico, parts of the Southeast and elsewhere. Article

And finally… With Lionsgate circling his premium cable channel, looking at a possible merger, Starz chief Chris Albrecht said he's for consolidation but fears his company's stock price doesn't reflect its value. Deadline Hollywood story

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