Verizon's OTT service to be ad-based; AT&T's Stephenson confident that Title II regs will be overturned

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> Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said his company will deploy and advertising-based business model for its new over-the-top service aimed at mobile consumers. Story

> AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told investors that he's confident the courts will overturn the FCC's new net neutrality rules. Story

> TV ad-tracking startup iSpot.tv announced a series B funding round of $21.9 million led by Insight Venture Partners. Story

> AT&T has launched its fiber-based GigaPower service in parts of Nashville, Tenn. Story

> The state of North Carolina is suing the FCC to stop the city of Wilson, N.C., from expanding its municipal broadband network. Story

> Verizon says it will not pursue the renewal of naming rights for the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. Story

> Subscribers to subscription video on demand (SVOD) services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video will grow from 92.1 million globally in 2014 to 33.2 million by 2019. Story

And finally … Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said his company expects to derive 50 percent of its revenue through audiences not measured by Nielsen in three years. Story

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