News of Note—AT&T, Verizon, Apple and more

News of note

Here is some of the other news we've been tracking today:

> The national TV advertising market rose only slightly in October as growth in cable advertising revenue was offset somewhat by a slight decline in broadcast advertising, according to Standard Media Index. FierceBroadcasting story

> AT&T has officially fired back at the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit to block the $85 billion Time Warner merger and has begun pushing for a trial start date in February 2018. FierceBroadcasting story

> Verizon has asked the FCC for permission to discontinue its Alert Transport Service throughout Verizon’s service territories, part of its ongoing effort to clear out legacy service baggage. FierceTelecom story

> Apple claimed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips violate several of the iPhone vendor’s patents, escalating a long-running, high-stakes war between the two tech giants. FierceWireless story

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