AT&T Teams Up to Fight Cyber Threats and 4 Telecom Titans Attracting Interest

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): Current Price: $34.27

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT), AT&T Inc., and CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), have been the first companies that have signed up for a U.S. program that will provide them classified information concerning cyber threats that are able to be packaged as security services for sale to other companies. The Pentagon provides the classified threat signatures to the Department of Homeland Security, which then presents them to companies that have been approved to receive this information, stated Eric Rosenbach, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, via interview. Additional companies have become interested in participating in the program, he added.

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Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S): Current Price: $5.92

A Delaware judge has refused to fast-track a shareholder class action lawsuit that requests a block on Sprint Nextel’s deal to purchase Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR), according to Crest Financial Ltd, which is Clearwire’s largest shareholder other than Sprint, Reuters reports.

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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): Current Price: $43.29

Following its launch two years ago, Verizon’s 4G LTE mobile network now carries about half of Verizon’s data traffic, AllThingsD reports. Recently, the shares have traded down $0.3, or 0.69 percent, at $43.29.

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Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ:VOD): Current Price: $26.58

Research in Motion’s (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry Internet Services have seen effects due to outages that were caused by Vodafone’s (NASDAQ:VOD) technical difficulties in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, according to TheNextWeb.

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MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:PCS): Current Price: $9.69

MetroPCS has not finished making alterations to its data plans. On Thursday, the company revamped its rates for the second time in a year. The company restored its $60 unlimited LTE data tier, which is one of the best deals in wireless.

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